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Maplecrest Farms 2017 Summer Internship

Our Operation

Maplecrest Farms is a purebred Angus and Sim-Angus seedstock operation located in southern Ohio. This third generation operation is dedicated to producing high quality seedstock that combine excellent phenotype with superior genetic potential. Maplecrest utilizes state-of-the-art technology and data management to produce cattle that can make significant genetic progress with a wide range of production systems.

Internship Opportunity at Maplecrest Farms

Maplecrest Farms is seeking a student intern from Land-Grant agricultural universities who are interested in animal genetics, animal nutrition, animal health, reproductive management, and/or marketing of purebred cattle. Applicants should be an undergraduate student with a background or major related to animal agriculture. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors. The internship will run from the end of May to the beginning of August (roughly 10 weeks).

The goal of the internship program is to increase the knowledge and ability of undergraduate students in operation management and marketing of purebred cattle to enhance their potential to become leaders in the livestock industry.

Selection criteria includes:
1. Livestock industry background and experience;
2. Academic performance and extracurricular activities;
3. Career goals and leadership potential; and
4. Work ethic and attitude.

During this time of year the intern will receive training and may assist in the following:
a. heat detection;
b. record keeping;
c. treating donors for superovulation;
d. monitoring cows and calves for sickness;
e. preparing cattle for sale and show;
f. hay production; and
g. daily care and maintenance of cattle.

The intern will be provided with housing, but will be responsible for their own meals. The work schedule is typically 6-6.5 days per week. Work days often begin at 7:30-8 am and may not be completed until after 6 pm. Additional free time can be arranged with advance notice. The intern will receive stipend upon successful completion of the internship.

Application Materials
To be considered for the 2017 Maplecrest Farms Summer Internship program, applicants must submit the following by April 1, 2017:

a. Completed Maplecrest Farms Internship Application
b. Copy of college transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable)
c. Two letters of recomendation