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Mashilo Phosa

Team lead: Swine

I am passionate about being part of a solution to the agricultural industry in improving performance, sustainability, and longevity of animals to reach their genetic potential through robust science and interaction through all the spheres of the agricultural industry. The ultimate goal is to achieve increased and safe food production to meet the needs of growing human population, while maintaining animal welfare.

I completed both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal production management at the University of Pretoria, and am currently in the process of completing a PhD degree in sow longevity at the same university. I have more than 10 years’ experience in the agricultural industry at a number of institutions including academic (Mangosuthu University of Technology), research institute (Agricultural Research Council), government (Gauteng Department of Agriculture), as well as private sector experience. I joined Chemuniqué in 2015 and currently serve as the swine team lead, while continuing my PhD studies in swine with a focus on nutrition, reproductive physiology, and sow lameness.

PhD Animal Production Management, University of Pretoria (in progress)

MInstAgrar Animal Production Management (Poultry Nutrition), University of Pretoria (2009)

Bachelor of Business Administration (first semester), Southern Business School (2008)

BInstAgrar Animal Production Management, University of Pretoria (2002)