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  • Small Swine Farms

    Information and educational material for small and niche farms for swine production. Various topics within this site include tips for breeding, farrowing, raising, and promoting swine within smaller farms and niche markets.


  • David Thompson

    Swine Management Educator
    thom1637@msu.edu
    517-279-6414

  • Madonna Benjamin, DVM, MS

    Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    gemus@msu.edu
    517-614-8875

  • Casey Zangaro

    Swine Extension Educator
    zangaroc@msu.edu
    989-875-5292

  • Elizabeth Ferry

    Swine Educator
    franzeli@msu.edu
    269-927-5674

  • Mortality Record Sheet

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

  • 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.

  • Rodent Control SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    To maintain a high level of good health in your herd, you must use various biosecurity practices to prevent the introduction or spread of disease. One area of biosecurity you should address is the rodent control methods your farm uses.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Emergency Action Plan SOP

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Treatment Management SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    A veterinary-client-patient relationship must be established demonstrating the producer and veterinarian work together to ensure the health and well-being of the pigs on the operation.

  • Daily Temperature Record Sheet

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

  • 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.

  • Handling Equipment SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Good handling practices will be prioritized on the farm. It is understood that using low-stress handling practices contributes to the well-being and positive impact of the animal, caretaker, and the pork industry.

  • Piglet Processing SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Piglet processing includes various procedures used to administer treatment, prepare piglets for growth, and identify animals.