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2019 Badger Swine Symposium

Join UW-Madison Extension, the Wisconsin Pork Association, and UW-Agriculture Colleges (Platteville, Madison, and River Falls) for the Badger Swine Symposium, hosted in Platteville, WI on November 7, 2019. Pre-registration is due October 31 so we can plan for lunch.  The program is FREE to attend. Lunch is included courtesy of the Wisconsin Pork Association with […]


April 17 Webinar for Veterinarians: The Wisconsin Swine Movement Rule and PRRS Testing in Wisconsin

The UW-Extension Swine Team, in conjunction with Wisconsin Pork Association, hosted a webinar for veterinarians who are interested in more details on Wisconsin’s new animal health rule that establishes herd testing requirements for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) in Wisconsin. Paul McGraw, DVM, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture provided […]


March 6 webinar on dealing with a PRRS positive herd

The UW-Extension Swine Team, in conjunction with Wisconsin Pork Association, hosted a webinar to provide details on dealing with a Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) positive herd.  The March 6 webinar featured Dr. Gary Onan, UW-River Falls; Dr. Art Mueller, Stateline Ag Management Services; and Dr. Paul McGraw. Dr. Onan shared his experience of […]


Veterinary Feed Directive Changes for January 1, 2017

Do you know how the Veterinary Feed Directive will impact your farm?  Find out more about the Veterinary Feed Directive through the video and post below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0SpgprhG9c  The video above is an overview of the veterinary feed directive changes coming into play. Now is the Time to Plan Ahead for Veterinary Feed Directive Changes Increasing […]

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Map of Swine Veterinarians in Wisconsin

The UW-Extension swine team is trying to get swine farmers connected with veterinarians willing to work on swine.  In wanting to be proactive getting swine clients connected with veterinarians prior to the January 2017 Veterinary Feed Directive changes, we are building a map of veterinarians in Wisconsin and the surrounding states that serve swine clients in […]


Will the Swine Veterinarians Standup and Pork Producers Step-Forward

The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will go into effect January 1, 2017. The goals are to: promote judicious use of antibiotics, protect public health, and help limit the development of microbial resistance to antibiotics.  What does this mean for the swine farmer in the state […]

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Introduction to Swine Genetics for Small and Beginning Farmers

The performance of pigs is the result of two influences: genetics and environment. Because the genetics of a pig plays an important role in its performance and meat quality, all pig producers should be familiar with the potential and application of genetic selection. This new factsheet provides an introduction to genetic principles and selection strategies for beginning […]


Welcome to the new WI Swine Extension Site

Welcome to the new WI Swine Extension Site We would like to thank the retired members of the Swine Extension team for  helping guide WI swine producers. Welcome to the new and returning members of the team. Their contact information is listed on the right. We have consolidated and updated everything from the old sites […]