GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
· Bring cows from pen to milking parlor according to farm procedure.
· Check pens and start the milking system, milk cooling, refrigeration, washing.
· Attach machines after appropriate udder hygiene following the standard operating procedures (SOP).
· Prepare and apply teat disinfectant.
· Oversee the movement of cows to and from the milking parlor.
· Identify cows with clinical mastitis, teat damage, lameness and other illnesses.
· Follow protocols for the treatment and recording of the condition.
· At the completion of milking, follow the procedures for plant cleaning and the shutdown process.
· Prepare the dairy in readiness for the next milking according to the set guidelines.
· Identify and correct problems in the machine function and operation as they arise.
· Identify and correct unsafe and unacceptable milking practices
Follow the Animal welfare guidelines according to SOP.
Personable, Open minded
Basic understanding of milking procedures preferred but not necessary.
Physical ability to stand for long periods of time, be on your feet for many hours
Willingness to learn.
Team worker – always willing to help and noticing when tasks need attention
Be observant of any animal problems to report
Required to attend monthly meetings with Dairy Team and any other additional meetings
Be prepared for hours to fluctuate.
The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute is a private, not-for-profit organization with educational, research, and demonstration facilities located in Chazy, New York. Miner Institute’s research emphasis is primarily dairy nutrition and forage quality, which are pertinent to the local economy. Ability to work with dairy cattle must be demonstrated. Computer and math skills are necessary. In addition, experience operating various pieces of farm equipment from skidsteers to tractors is preferred. Miner Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
Position available October 1, 2021.
Please send cover letter and resume to Katie Ballard, email@example.com.
This internship is a 12-month position for four-year graduates in equine studies. The goal of this program is to improve technical skills and knowledge of equine management to better prepare the intern for a career in the horse industry. Miner Institute is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with federal and state law, all applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, military status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by law.
For more information, contact:
Equine Manager Karen Lassell
518-846-7121, ext. 120
The work experience for Agricultural Research students will include learning research techniques and processes in a variety of areas including nutrient management, dairy cattle nutrition, agronomy, reproductive physiology of dairy cattle and horses, and dairy cattle behavior. Forage quality assessment procedures will be taught in Miner Institute’s Forage Laboratory. Students may also gain work experience in the dairy research facility: feeding cows for individual feed intakes, measuring in situ digestibilities in ruminally cannulated cows, milk sampling, urine/fecal sampling, blood sampling, and assessing dairy cattle behavior.
The emphasis of this program is the management of a commercial equine facility and improved horse handling and training skills. Students will learn ground training techniques including halter breaking, lungeing, longlining, and ground driving. The versatility of the Morgan and varied ages and abilities of horses at Miner Institute allow for students to experience many different disciplines to varying degrees: saddleseat, huntseat, dressage, western pleasure and driving. Students become proficient at stallion handling, semen collection, and processing as well as broodmare management.
Work Experience for Farm Management students includes milking, herd health, calves, and a variety of field work activities such as tillage, planting, and harvest. The students fit and show a string of dairy cattle at the local county fair. The Summer Experience in Farm Management introduces students to the modern farm as a business, which has as its objective the conversion of plants into milk and meat.
The primary responsibility for this position will be to assist the Nutrient Management Researcher in maintaining several agricultural edge-of-field water quality research projects. This will involve sample collection, site maintenance, laboratory analysis, data management, and coordination of technicians and graduate students to ensure projects are managed in accordance with the research objectives. Strong communication skills are essential in order to work collaboratively with technicians and students, as well as to coordinate field activities with Miner Institute’s field crops team. There will be opportunities to assist with additional agronomic and environmental research projects, as well as provide support to undergraduate educational programs and various outreach events held throughout the year.
The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute is a private, not-for-profit organization with research, education, and demonstration facilities located in Chazy, New York. Visit www.whminer.org for more information. Miner Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Miner Institute offers a generous benefits package including an employer-funded retirement plan, paid time off, health insurance and more.
Please submit the following in a single PDF file to Laura Klaiber (firstname.lastname@example.org):
The position will be available immediately, but start date is negotiable and can be discussed during the interview process. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.