Berry College Student Enterprises
CEO The Berry Farms Agri-Education Enterprise
April 2013 — Present
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CEO Agri-Education Enterprise at Berry College Student Enterprises
The Herd Genetics Manager is responsible for comprehensive knowledge of the herd. This includes off-hand knowledge of pedigrees, parentage, and qualities of each individual cattle. They will work with industry members to develop relationships not only with themselves but also with the college. A passion for cattle and genetics is necessary in this area. They will be responsible for communicating genetic data to the rest of the team and training new members about interpreting genetic data and knowing the basic knowledge needed to work within the team. They will aid in the consignment decisions with the Marketing Manager based on their knowledge of the herd. They are responsible for maintaining and updating pedigree records and developing a guide of mating decisions using the American Jersey Cattle Association's JerseyMate. Each year a strategy will be developed to exploit the genetic potential of the herd. This will include an aggressive embryo transfer program coupled with a marketing plan for the resulting embryos and select cattle. The position requires someone who is responsible and punctual with deadlines.