Calf Research on Dairy Farm

Dairy calf

A large commercial dairy farm is seeking to hire 2 to 3 part-time employees to assist with a dairy calf research project. The overall goal of the project is to reduce disease prevalence and increase recovery time for sick calves. A PhD student from the University of Wisconsin, who is currently a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, will mentor the student employees. Students will develop a strong understanding about calf health, and will get hands-on experience identifying calf diseases, and managing calves during the pre-weaning phase.

The student employee will aid with a research project from mid- October 2015 to June 2016. The employee will be trained to restrain dairy calves for a health examination, which includes respiratory score and lung ultrasonography. Employees will also be expected to perform respiratory scores on calves, record health score and treatment information, assist with blood sampling, and help with other project needs.

Position is paid $10/hr

Job Requirements:

  • Must be available at least 2 days/week for 5 consecutive hours/day
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the farm (the farm is located 43 miles from OSU Columbus campus)
  • Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends
  • No calf handling experience is necessary, we can train you
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn

Please contact Catie Cramer at (719) 568-1539 or at mccramer@wisc.edu with questions or to apply.