Russell began his career at Ottenwalter Showpigs as the farm manager in January 2009. He oversees all daily operations and makes decisions on breeding plans, sale pigs, keeper gilts, show barrows and show pig diets all while also being the main contact for customer service and sales. Russell has helped this program grow to be the household name it is today. He grew up raising show pigs and purebred Yorkshires in Minden, Nevada where he had 40 sows by the time he graduated high school. After high school, Russell majored in Animal Science while attending Modesto Junior College, and during his tenure in Modesto he had the opportunity to manage the MJC Swine Unit. After Modesto, he transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he competed on the livestock judging team and worked full-time at RW Genetics while attending school. Russell currently lives in Colusa with his wife Amanda and daughter Sadie and enjoys fishing in his spare time.
Favorite Farm Activity: Sorting pigs and breeding sows
Contact: (530) 681-9811, firstname.lastname@example.org