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  • Pork

    MSU Extension serves the pork industry by providing decision-makers with trusted information about all aspects of pork production.


  • Pork Quarterly - June 2018

    Published on June 1, 2018
    In this issue: Quality Assurance - Awarness by making sure all on the farm aware of what's in the feed and water, Transport of pigs in spring and summer months and Take care of humans in the "hog days of summer".

  • Emergency Action Plan SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to write down emergency information for the swine facility.

  • 2020 Gratiot Swine Day Registration

    Registration form for Swine Day

  • Internal Site Assessment

    This sheet is can be used to write down all the site information and the audits within the swine facility.

  • Needle and Sharp Usage SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    The animal care practices on this farm may require the use of needles to administer injectable medications to the animals. The caretaker responsible for providing the animals with these treatments must be well trained in the needle use guidelines.

  • MSU Environmental Quality for Agriculture

    Published on March 20, 2012
    The Michigan State University Environmental Quality for Agriculture team provides industry information on air quality, biosecurity, diet modification, mortality management and water conservation.

  • Moving Nonambulatory Animals SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    A pig that cannot get up or can stand with support and is unable to bear weight on two of its legs is considered nonambulatory.

  • Feeding and Watering SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Animal behavior can be greatly affected by the availability of feed and water. Feed and water equipment should be maintained and in working order.

  • Daily Temperature Record Sheet

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to record the daily temperatures throughout the swine facility.

  • Sow Production Record (4H1341)

    Published on March 31, 2015

  • Daily Observation SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Caretakers are required to observe all pigs on a daily basis. Daily observations ensure prompt care of animals with critical health needs and detect any equipment or barn issues that need to be addressed.

  • Caretaker Training

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Caretaker training is essential for every person on the farm for basic understanding of protocols and safety concerns. Training should be done annually and after every new hire.

  • Michigan 4-H Biological Sciences Project Snapshot (4H1622)

    Published on February 27, 2015
    The 4-H biological sciences project allows 4-H'ers to explore plant and animal life.

  • Back Up Emergency Equipment Maintenance Record

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to record the maintenance of the back up equipment that is used on the swine facility.

  • Biosecurity Policy

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Disease prevention is an important component of any swine system. The primary risk from people entering the facility is tracking in contaminated materials on their possessions, clothing, and body from direct and indirect contact with pigs.

  • Rodent Bait Location Record Sheet

    This sheet is used to record the rodent baits located around the swine facility.

  • Euthanasia Action Plan SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used write down an action plan for proper and human euthanasia for the swine facility.

  • Creating a biosecurity plan map of your swine facilities using Google Earth

    Published on March 8, 2020
    This document will help you create a biosecurity map of your swine facilities using Google Earth Pro. The map will be part of your enhanced biosecurity plan against foreign animal disease. It should show the specific biosecurity lines that you follow.

  • MSU Swine Teaching & Research Center

    Published on March 20, 2012