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Dairy Young Stock Herdsperson

Full time position $19-$22/hour plus great benefits

Job Summary:

We are seeking a dedicated and knowledgeable individual to join our dairy farm as a Young Stock Herdsman. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the care, well-being, and development of young dairy cattle, ensuring they reach their full potential and become healthy, productive members of our herd. This role requires a deep understanding of animal husbandry, a strong work ethic, and a passion for working with livestock.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Calf Care: Oversee the care and management of calves from birth to weaning, including feeding, cleaning, and monitoring their health and growth.

2. Health Monitoring: Conduct regular health checks and administer vaccinations, medications, and treatments as necessary to maintain the well-being of youngstock.

3. Feeding and Nutrition: Develop and implement feeding programs to ensure optimal nutrition for young cattle at different stages of growth, including transitioning from milk to solid feed.

4. Facilities Management: Maintain clean and safe living environments for youngstock, including calf hutches, pens, and feeding areas.

5. Record Keeping: Maintain accurate records of individual animal health, growth, and treatments using appropriate software or documentation systems.

6. Breeding Support: Assist with reproductive management, including heat detection, artificial insemination, and pregnancy checking of young heifers.

7. Team Collaboration: Work closely with the farm manager and other team members to ensure the overall health and productivity of the young stock aligns with the farm's goals and standards.

8. Continuous Improvement: Stay informed about industry best practices and advancements in young stock management, and implement new strategies to improve the health and growth of the herd.

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12-Month Dairy Management Internship

This internship is a 12-month position in dairy science or animal science. The goal of this program is to improve technical skills and knowledge of dairy farm management. The valuable on-farm experience and dairy management skills acquired through this internship makes it an ideal transition between college and a career in the dairy industry.

The stipend for this position is $25,800.

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Summer Experience in Agricultural Research

PAID Summer Internships

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.


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Summer Experience in Equine Management

PAID Summer Internships

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.


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Summer Experience in Dairy Farm Management

PAID Summer Internships

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.


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