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The University of Minnesota Extension swine team works to bring University research to producers, processors, and consumers to improve the performance, health and welfare of pigs while enhancing economic, environmental and social sustainability of pork production.

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The role of dietary fiber in diets for growing and finishing pigs

Feed ingredients with high concentration of dietary fiber, such as distillers dried grains with solubles, are widely available and a price competitive source of energy and nutrients for swine feeding programs More

Swine Production Seminar to be held March 19 in Okoboji, IA

Are you ready for the future of pork production? Come listen to speakers give advice and information on how to be successful in the future. More

Swine artificial insemination workshop registration materials

Swine Artificial Insemination workshop scheduled for April 10-11 in Waseca. Workshop is for both those with limited knowledge of breeding swine and those wishing to review the basics and troubleshoot reproductive challenges. More

Time to register for PorkBridge and SowBridge programs

Registration is now open for both PorkBridge and SowBridge distance educational programs. Deadline to register is January 16, 2015. More

Effect of diet composition and particle size on nutrient excretion of finishing pigs and the propensity to cause manure pit foaming

Manure pit foaming on commercial swine farms has been a significant problem in recent years. More

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