Swine Extension Program
The Montana swine extension program is flexible and demand driven and attempts to respond to specific needs within
local areas. The swine industry is currently undergoing dramatic changes in production technologies, business
structures, product quality, marketing strategies, and awareness of environmental and other societal concerns.
A goal of the swine extension program is to provide programs, knowledge, and assistance to help producers
understand and adapt to these changes and issues. A second goal is to develop the concept that a progressive
attitude coupled with niche marketing will help smaller producers retain a successful and important role in
the swine industry. A third goal is to provide youth and the public, an understanding of modern swine production
as well as with knowledge of the characteristics of high quality pork products.
We would like to thank Dr. Wayne Gipp for providing 29 years of service to the state of Montana and the swine industry. For further assistance with the Swine Extension Program, please contact Peggy Kelley, MSU Extension; 406-994-3415.
Need more information?
Your local County Extension Agents can be helpful in directing you to sources of swine information.
Additionally, two excellent internet based resources for a wide variety of swine information are the Pork Information Gateway and National Pork Board, which you may access by clicking on their logos below.
NOTE: For questions related to animal waste, water and air quality, regulations, swine housing and agrosecurity, please contact Tommy Bass.
Symbol of Excellence (SOE) Program
We will continue to support the SOE Carcass Program, which will be overseen by Travis Standley, the Carbon County Extension Agent, and carcass data will continue to be submitted to Peggy Kelley, firstname.lastname@example.org.