Who Are We?
ABS Global is the world-leading provider of bovine genetics, reproductive services, technologies and udder care products. Marketing in more than 70 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941. We are uniquely positioned as a global player, with a dedicated research and development function and an international distribution network. We breed and distribute the genes of the world’s best bulls, scientifically selecting livestock whose offspring is designed to increase the profitability of our customers, who are some of the world’s biggest farmers and food producers. Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated professional to join our team as a De Novo Genetics Nucleus Herd Intern at our New Albin, IA and Caledonia, MN locations. De Novo Genetics owns many of the world’s elite Holstein females, housed at De-Su Holsteins, and produces genetically superior sires for ABS Global.
High level summary of responsibilities include:
- Provide excellent care of De Novo heifer and bull calves, embryo donors and recipients
- Assist with the recording of identification, reproduction and other data
· Perform a variety of dairy tasks
- Interact with ABS Global Product Development team as needed
- Follow all safety and biosecurity procedures and protocols
- Majority of the time is to be spent at the donor and calf facilities (in NE Iowa/SE Minnesota)
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
· Currently enrolled or recently completed coursework in Animal Breeding, Agricultural Business, Genetics, Animal Science, Dairy Science, or related field
· Experience handling large animals or livestock
· Excellent communication skills
· Demonstrate a positive and professional image
· Self-motivation and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
· Valid Driver’s License
We help with relocation costs and travel reimbursement
What Can We Offer You?
At ABS Global, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, together with the opportunities that come with working for a global organization. We offer a challenging work environment, where personal growth is encouraged. If you are interested in contributing in this key role for one of the most innovative and highly regarded companies in our industry, this is the company for you.