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  • Sow Housing Options Tool

    Published on March 2, 2016
    To download the Sow Housing Options Tool, (SHOT), please complete the registration information below and click submit

  • Biosecurity for Livestock Exhibitors (E2841)

    Published on September 22, 2016
    Livestock exhibitions are an important part of agriculture in the United States.

  • Internal Site Assessment

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

  • Keeping Land-applied Manure in the Root Zone Part 3 Spreading on Frozen & Snow-covered Ground WO1038

    Published on October 20, 2015
    Land application of manure to frozen and snow-covered ground is a common practice in Michigan. The challenge for a livestock producer is to apply manure in a way that is labor-efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible.

  • Keeping Land-applied Manure in the Root Zone - Part 2: Tile-drained Land (WO1037)

    Published on October 20, 2015
    Management strategies that keep applied manure in the root zone will make the nutrients available for the next crop, improve soil quality, and prevent manure nutrient and contaminant loss to the environment.

  • Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture

    Published on November 26, 2012
    Michigan State University Extension has released a series of white papers on Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture written by Extension educators and specialists.

  • Animal Care and Abuse Policy

    Published on November 8, 2019
    The Animal Care and Abuse Policy reflects the zero tolerance policy for any willful acts of abuse. Acts of these kind are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

  • 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.

  • Rodent Station Label

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to record the various rodent labels and bait stations used throughout the swine facility.

  • Mortality Record Sheet

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to record the mortality 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.

  • Visitor and Service Persons Biosecurity Policy SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    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.

  • 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.

  • Farm Visitor Log-In Sheet

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is to use to log in visitors into the swine facility.

  • Individual Caretaker Training Record

    Published on November 22, 2019
    This sheet is used to record the individual caretaker training at 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.

  • 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.

  • Daily Temperature Record Sheet

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

  • Emergency Action Plan SOP

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

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