Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Includes up-to-date information on testing requirements for various species, requirements for transport and showing of animals, and information on current disease outbreaks.
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Minnesota: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vdl/ This laboratory is available to farmers for testing to determine cause of death of livestock, as well as other types of testing. Contact your local vet for more information about how to use the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
Wayne Martin – Swine, poultry, meat goats
University of Minnesota Integrated Livestock Production Systems
385 AnSc/VetMed Bldg
1988 Fitch Ave
St Paul MN 55108
Brenda Postels – Meat goats
Technical Advisor, Ag Production Systems University of Minnesota Extension
Wright County County Government Center
10 2nd St NW
Buffalo, MN 55313
ATTRA (Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas) offers in-depth informative publications about all common domesticated livestock; as well as aquaculture, beekeeping, vermiculture.
Search engines such as Google can provide a vast array of information about all types of livestock, but knowing what search terms to enter and sorting through all the material can be a challenge.
Minnesota Farm Opportunities provides helpful suggestions for using search engines to find alternative agriculture information. This site also has links to lists of suggested key words for alternative crops, livestock, and other farm-based business opportunities such as agritourism and energy production.