CentralStar Cooperative serves dairy and beef producers in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. They have nine agricultural-related internship opportunities available for summer 2020: six in artificial insemination (A.I), two in milk and diagnostic testing, and one in research and development.
The A.I. specialist interns will have the opportunity to experience a career in the A.I. industry and work with the breeds’ most elite females to produce the next generation of impact bulls and females. This internship provides the appropriate individuals the opportunity to learn and provide A.I. in both large-herd commercial operations and registered elite embryo programs throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana.
Laboratory interns are part of a dynamic team that analyze samples and report component and diagnostic results from dairy and beef producers. These two internships provide opportunities to experience a variety of sample-analysis platforms and sample-processing methodology. Interns will discover data is king, and CentralStar laboratories are a source of a lot of valuable information for producers.
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.
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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com