CentralStar Cooperative serves dairy and beef producers in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. They have nine, paid agricultural-related internship opportunities available for summer, 2022: six in artificial insemination (A.I), two in milk and diagnostic testing, and one in research and development.
A.I.-specialist interns experience a rewarding summer of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. A.I. interns work hands-on with cattle, using heat-detection and A.I. services, at various types of dairy and beef farms.
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.