The Loewenberg Beef Cattle Management Internship is an opportunity born from the generous gift of Mr. Bruce Loewenberg. Mr. Loewenberg donated his herd of Salers cows to be used for research and teaching purposes in the Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri. The intent of this internship is to give a select group of motivated students the opportunity to manage and make business decisions on a herd of Fall and Spring calving cows. Decision‐making for this herd will be a team oriented effort by the four to six students selected for each internship session. The vast majority of labor will be provided by the internship students. This includes, but is not limited to, moving wire during rotational grazing, working cattle for herd health, setting up cows and heifers for AI breeding, and other common practices in the business of cow‐calf operations in the Midwestern United States. Students will be advised by a committee from the Division of Animal Sciences and Mr. Loewenberg. Preference will be given to students with strong organizational skills, willingness to work through complex business decision‐making, a commitment to a team management model, and those with some large animal handling experience.
Hard copy or email applications will be accepted. Applications and a current resume can be returned to Cinda Hudlow in S102 ASRC or via email at email@example.com. Please direct questions to Dr. Jared Decker via email DeckerJE@missouri.edu.
Internship requirements and preferences
- Four to six students per academic session
- Open to any CAFNR undergraduate student
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 at commencement of internship
- Two consecutive academic sessions required
- Preference to students with Junior or Senior standing
- Fall September 26 ‐ December 31, 2018
- Spring January 1 – May 15, 2019
- Summer May 16 – August 15, 2019
Important Application and Selection Dates
- Applications due on or before May 4, 2018
- Interviews will be scheduled for the week of May 7-11, 2018.