WILBERFORCE, Ohio — Sharing the latest information on swine genetics and how it applies to different types of farming operations, Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host a free webinar featuring CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Phil Hollingshead from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 25.
Swine genetics is vital in a successful operation because it sets the foundation for the entire operation, Hollingshead says.
“Without good genetics/breeding practices the possibility of introducing illness or deformities to the herd is greater. Good genetics set the producer on track to have a profitable operation,” he adds.
Hollingshead grew up in southeastern Ohio working on his family farm where they raised quarter horses and show pigs as well as working on beef cattle operations. Hollingshead has been involved in the 4-H and agriculture community all his life.
He received a BS in Animal Science from the University of Findlay. During his years at Findlay, he worked as a herdsman at the university’s multi-species teaching farm and a harvest assistant for Legacy Farmer Coop. Upon graduating, he worked as the head manager at Virginia Tech University’s teaching swine farm. Hollingshead’s specialties lie with livestock production, health, grazing systems, crops and forage management.
For more information or to receive a link to attend the webinar, contact Hollingshead at phollingshead@CentralState.edu.
For more information about any CSUE program across Ohio, visit www.centralstate.edu/csuextension.
— Central State University Extension
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