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Genesis MOET Farm Genex Cooperative. May 15 – August 7, 2007 Shawano, Wisconsin Natalie McCollough. Genex Cooperative. Part of CRI- Cooperative Resources International Genex Central Livestock Association AgSource. Genex Cooperative. Provides AI service

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genesis moet farm genex cooperative

Genesis MOET FarmGenex Cooperative

May 15 – August 7, 2007

Shawano, Wisconsin

Natalie McCollough

genex cooperative
Genex Cooperative
  • Part of CRI- Cooperative Resources International
    • Genex
    • Central Livestock Association
    • AgSource
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Genex Cooperative
  • Provides AI service
    • Reproduction and synchronization programs
    • Artificial insemination training
  • Dairy and Beef semen
  • Sells many products
    • Heat detection aids
    • CIDRs
  • Custom Collection
    • Beef
major competitiors
Major Competitiors
  • ABS Global
  • Select Sires
  • Accelerated Genetics
  • Alta Genetics
history
History
  • Genex Cooperative
    • 48 artificial insemination cooperatives merged together over many years
  • MOET Farm started in 1989
    • Started as a way to shorten generation interval to improve genetics faster
genesis moet program
Genesis MOET Program
  • Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer
  • Houses and Flushes CRI/Genex owned heifers
  • Implants embryos into recipients and calves them out
internship duties
Internship Duties
  • Calf Feeding
  • Watch for calf sicknesses
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Assist in calving
  • Assist with embryo transfer and flushing
  • Vaccinations
  • Synchronization
  • Pregnancy and ovary checking
    • Palpation
    • Ultrasound
  • Took blood for testing
  • 10:00 pm check
supervisor
Supervisor
  • Jennifer Thompson
    • Manager of MOET Farm
      • Arrange embryo flushing and implant schedule
      • Hiring employees and interns for farm
      • In charge of employee and intern schedules
      • In charge of feed charts for all animals on farm
      • In charge of barn arrangements for cattle
      • Etc.
initial expectations
Initial Expectations
  • Learn about embryo transfer
  • Learn how to AI
  • Learn more about dairy industry
  • Generally get some good experience with cattle
what did i actually learn
What did I actually learn?
  • Embryo transfer and flushing
    • Scheduling, synchronization, procedure, etc.
  • Calf feeding procedures
  • Artificial Insemination
  • How to pull a calf
  • Bio-security procedures
  • Identifying calf illnesses
  • Ovary and pregnancy palpation
  • Ultrasounding
    • Ovaries and pregnancy- sex determination
  • How to give shots
    • Vaccination, synchronization
  • Etc.
how did i get this internship
How did I get this internship?
  • Went to Ag Career Day
    • Talked to Genex Cooperative
  • Went home and looked on internet
  • Contacted Jennifer – my supervisor
  • Had a telephone interview with Jennifer
  • She called me a few weeks later to offer me the internship
professional benefits
Professional Benefits
  • Genex Cooperative Networking
    • Met with many employees in different departments of Genex
  • Got A LOT of good experience
  • Helped me realize this is something I might want to do in the future