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4-H Swine Project kicks-off with workshop

Mar 27, 2014
Photo by: Washington County 4-H Washington County Pork Producer, Joel Huber, shared some health tips on raising their commercial pigs. He also demonstrated where to safely administer shots if needed. The Washington County Pork Producers help sponsor this class by providing speakers for this session and also interviewers in July when these exhibitors will share about their 4-H swine experience.

Over 20 4-H’ers and parents gathered Wednesday, March 26, for the Know Your Swine session at the Washington County Extension office. Those just starting their 4-H swine career were encouraged to attend and learn some basics on swine care, facilities, equipment, feeding and showmanship tips.

A Washington County pork producer shared early care, facility and health tips. 4-H senior swine showman Macy Marek demonstrated showmanship techniques. While 4-H swine superintendent Ryan Gerot gave suggestions for feed, he also explained the derby pig process. Amy Green, 4-H/Youth coordinator, was present to answer questions regarding the Single Source Commercial Swine Class which is in its third year as a special swine class at the Washington County Fair. All speakers have a strong connection to the current swine industry and were able to answer questions for 4-H members.

Please contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811, with any questions regarding the 4-H swine project area, single source commercial swine class or about getting involved with 4-H.



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