The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service invites you to join us September 13-17 for daily webinars to learn more about African swine fever and its global spread, actions APHIS is taking to safeguard the United States, and biosecurity measures you can implement now to protect the U.S. herd.
Prospective and beginning small-scale pork producers will gain a general understanding of what it takes to raise pigs in their backyard. Dr. Colt Knight, UMaine Extension Livestock Specialist is the speaker for this program.
- Swine breeds
- Swine reproduction
- Swine Nutrition
- Pig housing
- Expected meat yields
- Maine Animal Disease Traceability Program: (DACF) includes information on tagging and record keeping
- General Biosecurity Practices for Non-Farm Personnel (PDF) (National Pork Board)
- Biosecurity Management Best Practices (National Pork Board)
- Requirements for Swine Being Imported into Maine
- USDA Requires Reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus
- Pork Quality Assurance Training to assure food safety and animal well-being. (National Pork Board, Pork Check Off)
The PIG library provides the industry with factsheets, references, and a place for U.S. Pork Producers to ask questions of swine extension specialists from around the U.S.
- Feeding for Niche Swine Production (PIG Factsheet)
- By-product Feed Ingredients for Use in Swine (PIG Factsheet)
- Example Diets for Swine (PIG Factsheet)
From the Cooperative Extension Publications Catalog, Swine
- Bulletin #1119 Raising the Backyard Pig
- Bulletin #1073 Understanding Pork Yields
- Bulletin #1120, Family Health Considerations for Pig Owners: Swine Ascarids
- Bulletin #1208, Farmer Skill and Knowledge Checklist: Swine Production
- Swine Housing and Equipment Handbook (Midwest Plan Service)
- Swine Production Manual (UMinnesota Extension)