WAUPUN, Wis. — CentralStar Cooperative, serving dairy and beef producers in the upper Midwest, is accepting applications for several, paid, agricultural-related internship opportunities in summer 2023. Areas of interest include artificial insemination (A.I.), milk and diagnostic laboratory testing, and research and development.
A.I.-specialist interns help dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. A.I. interns work hands-on with cattle, using heat-detection and A.I. services, at various types of dairy and beef farms.
Laboratory interns help analyze samples and report component and diagnostic results from dairy and beef producers. These internships provide opportunities to experience a variety of sample-analysis platforms and sample-processing methodology.
The research and development intern will help discover and validate new diagnostic tests utilizing some of the latest molecular and immunological techniques and technologies. The Dairy Herd Information (DHI) milk-testing system has been in place for more than 100 years, but now even more value can be drawn from routinely-collected samples to improve animal health and herd management. This intern will have a chance to collaborate with researchers, veterinarians, and producers as samples are collected and studies are carried out.
The internship positions are located in Wisconsin and Michigan. Apply online at https://centralstar.info/Internships by Oct. 31, 2022.
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations, and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.
— CentralStar Cooperative