Shoki Hirano began full-time employment at SGI in the Summer of 2018, after serving as a student intern for two years before graduating from Iowa State University. Today, Shoki manages the terminal boar barn at the main boar stud. The combination of Shoki’s industry knowledge and animal husbandry skills ensures that our boars receive great daily care. Ultimately, Shoki’s attention to detail allows us to send high quality semen to our customers. Shoki’s diverse cultural background and ability to speak multiple languages has also opened up many doors for us. Shoki provides leadership in technical support and marketing for our customers in Asia, specifically Japan and Taiwan. He works with customers to assist in selecting and exporting live pigs, semen and supplies while also educating international producers with his weekly industry updates and seasonal newsletters. Thanks for being a great addition to our team, Shoki!