Who We Are

At CentralStar we help dairy and beef producers get more from their herd by connecting key areas of their farm. CentralStar provides industry-leading genetics, reproduction services, herd health products, DHI, diagnostic testing, and consulting. As a member of the CentralStar team YOU help producers see the whole picture, allowing them to make their herds more efficient and profitable.

We have a robust history and are dedicated to future innovation. Our contributions to help farms are many, including pioneering the development and commercialization of diagnostic tests performed on milk samples specifically through the DHI platform.

Team members live in the communities they work and make up one of the most comprehensive agriculture field services teams in the Midwest.

Our Culture

Inspire. Innovate. Integrate.

We are committed to investing in your lifelong professional development, inspiring you to be a trusted advisor to help dairy and beef producers meet their goals.

Regardless of your career path, you routinely collaborate with a local team giving you opportunities to share your passion and ideas with like-minded professionals. CentralStar is committed to fostering your passion so you can create solutions that deliver greater results for producers. In doing so, you help achieve our mission of, “enhancing producer profitability through integrated services.”

Central Star Consulting

Our culture is one of passion for our team members, the Ag industry, and producer success.

Perks and Benefits for Full-time Careers

Paid training

Paid time off

Health, dental, and vision-insurance options

Flexible-spending account

401 (k) retirement with company match

Sponsored life and long-term-disability insurance

Optional short-term-disability insurance

Team-member Assistance Programs

Continuing-education

Team-member awards program

Life at CentralStar

Meet some of our team and hear their stories.

Candidate Journey

Once your application has passed the screening process, and caught the attention of the team, the hiring manager will reach out for next steps.

1. Phone Screening

A member of the hiring team will reach out to discuss potential opportunities and learn more about you, and possibly schedule a first interview.

2. First Interview

You will meet the hiring manager and another member of the CentralStar team to discuss your work experience. This interview will provide a better understanding of the responsibilities and expectations of the role you are interested in.

3. Second Interview

A second interview may be conducted and include a set down with members of the CentralStar team or an experience where you work alongside a current team member in the role you are applying for. This interview gives you a clearer understanding of the requirements of the role and the culture of CentralStar.

4. Job Offer

The hiring manager will call you with the job offer and follow up with an email. If you accept the Human Resources team will send you the contract to sign electronically.

Open Positions

A.I. Specialist
Michigan
Posted 2 months ago
Apply Now  

Territory details:

Work from home, and travel to dairy farms in the south-western greater-Grand Rapids, Mich., area.

Your purpose:

As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
  • Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
  • Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
  • Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
  • Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
  • Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
  • Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Qualifications:

  • Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
  • Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
  • Valid driver’s license; and
  • Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
  • A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

Compensation:

  • Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
  • Full benefits package:
  • Paid time off;
  • Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
  • Flexible-spending account;
  • 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
  • Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
  • Optional short-term-disability insurance;
  • Continuing-education opportunities; and
  • Employee-assistance program.
  • Employee-awards program
  • We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:

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. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

south-western greater-Grand Rapids, Mich., area

A.I. Specialist
Wisconsin
Posted 2 months ago
Apply Now  

Territory details:

Work from home, and travel to dairy farms in the Wood- and Portage-county area of Wisconsin.

Your purpose:

As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
  • Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
  • Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
  • Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
  • Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
  • Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
  • Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Qualifications:

  • Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
  • Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
  • Valid driver’s license; and
  • Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
  • A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

Compensation:

  • Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
  • Full benefits package:
  • Paid time off;
  • Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
  • Flexible-spending account;
  • 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
  • Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
  • Optional short-term-disability insurance;
  • Continuing-education opportunities; and
  • Employee-assistance program.
  • Employee-awards program
  • We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:

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. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

Wood- and Portage-County, Wis., area

Milk-Sample Technician
Michigan
Posted 3 months ago
Apply Now   Entry-Level Milk-Sample Technician

Hours:

Full-time, first shift Location: Grand Ledge, Mich. Full-time entry-level Milk-Sample Technicians work as part of a team in a state-of-the-art milk-sample-processing environment. Under the guidance of the facility supervisor, Milk-Sample Technicians carefully view and analyze milk samples for a variety of data points. They provide assistance to ensure equipment is operating properly, while making sure all samples are processed correctly by following strict guidelines set by the National Dairy Herd Information Association.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Assist with moving and organizing milk samples for processing;
  • Perform accurate preparation of various chemicals for analysis of milk samples;
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment to analyze milk samples;
  • Prepare sample vials for use by team members in the field;
  • Work together to maintain inventory and supply levels to ensure compliance with quality control;
  • Clean equipment and work area; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • There may occasionally be opportunities to assist DHI Specialists on farm and provide relief help in the sample-delivery department.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Demonstrates the ability to operate all testing equipment and supplies according to procedural standards on a daily basis;
  • Ability to regularly sit, stand for prolonged periods of time, walk, bend, climb, lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds, and move quickly to evade potentially-harmful situations; and
  • Strong work ethic, with ability to work on your own, as well as in a team structure.
  • A dairy-farm background is preferred, but not mandatory.

Compensation:

  • Hourly wage;
  • Paid time off;
  • Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
  • Flexible-spending account;
  • 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
  • Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
  • Optional short-term-disability insurance;
  • Continuing-education opportunities;
  • Employee-assistance program; and
  • Employee-awards program.
  • We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:

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. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

Grand Ledge, Mich.

A.I. Specialist
Wisconsin
Posted 3 months ago
Apply Now  

Territory details:

Work from home, and travel to dairy farms in the Bloomer and Colfax, Wis., area.

Your purpose:

As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
  • Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
  • Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
  • Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
  • Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
  • Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
  • Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Qualifications:

  • Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
  • Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
  • Valid driver’s license; and
  • Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
  • A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

Compensation:

  • Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
  • Full benefits package:
  • Paid time off;
  • Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
  • Flexible-spending account;
  • 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
  • Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
  • Optional short-term-disability insurance;
  • Continuing-education opportunities; and
  • Employee-assistance program.
  • Employee-awards program
  • We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:

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. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

Bloomer and Colfax, Wis., area

A.I. Specialist
Wisconsin
Posted 5 months ago
Apply Now  

Territory details:

Work from home, and travel to dairy farms in the Dane County area of Wisconsin.

Your purpose:

As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
  • Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
  • Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
  • Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
  • Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
  • Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
  • Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Qualifications:

  • Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
  • Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
  • Valid driver’s license; and
  • Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
  • A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

Compensation:

  • Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
  • Full benefits package:
  • Paid time off;
  • Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
  • Flexible-spending account;
  • 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
  • Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
  • Optional short-term-disability insurance;
  • Continuing-education opportunities; and
  • Employee-assistance program.
  • Employee-awards program
  • We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:

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. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

Dane County, Wis., area

A.I. Specialist
Wisconsin
Posted 6 months ago
Apply Now  

Territory details:

Work from home, and travel to dairy farms in the Chilton and Brillion, Wis., area.

Your purpose:

As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
  • Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
  • Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
  • Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
  • Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
  • Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
  • Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Qualifications:

  • Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
  • Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
  • Valid driver’s license; and
  • Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
  • A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

Compensation:

  • Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
  • Full benefits package:
  • Paid time off;
  • Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
  • Flexible-spending account;
  • 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
  • Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
  • Optional short-term-disability insurance;
  • Continuing-education opportunities; and
  • Employee-assistance program.
  • Employee-awards program
  • We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:

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. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

Chilton and Brillion, Wis., area

DHI Specialist
Michigan
Posted 10 months ago
Apply Now  

Territory details:

This individual will work from home and travel to dairy farms in the surrounding Grand Rapids, Mich., area.

Your purpose:

The part-time DHI Specialist is an integral part of a dairy farm’s professional consulting team. Vast information impacting herd productivity, cattle health, animal welfare, sustainability, and profitability can conveniently and accurately be revealed with just a few ounces of milk. As a DHI Specialist, a major part of this career opportunity will be to advise customers on testing services to support an efficient, healthy, and profitable cow herd. DHI Specialists collect milk samples, process paperwork, and assist dairy farmers with data analysis and decision-making to benefit the future of their operations.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Transport DHI-testing equipment and racks with vials to farm;
  • Set up and plug in testing meters;
  • Computer work editing cows sold, calved, dried up, etc.;
  • Visit and enjoy good conversation;
  • Accurately collect milk samples and coordinating cow identification;
  • Properly identify vials that need diagnostic testing (i.e. milk-pregnancy test, A1/A2, etc.)
  • Wash DHI-testing equipment;
  • Computer work to check for errors, ensure accuracy, and transfer data to laboratory;
  • Invoice customer using company program;
  • Organize shipping or delivery (depending on location) of vials to laboratory for component and diagnostic testing;
  • Schedule future DHI milk-testing days; and
  • Once lab work is complete, assist customer in analyzing test-day data and reports to help with herd management.
  • DHI Specialists also spend time with our A.I./genetics business unit working together to prospect and grow business.

Qualifications:

  • Animal-agricultural background;
  • High-school diploma or equivalent;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Enjoy the beauty and fresh atmosphere of early mornings;
  • Be teachable and willing to learn;
  • Outstanding people skills, with service-oriented attitude;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Demonstrates the ability to operate all DHI equipment and supplies according to procedural standards;
  • Ability to regularly sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, lift, and carry objects up to 50 pounds;
  • Strong work ethic, with the ability to work on your own, as well as with a team; and
  • Fundamental computer skills with the ability to learn associated software programs.
  • Knowledge of DART, DairyComp305, and/or BoviSync is preferred, but not required. We will train.

Compensation:

  • Hourly wage during training, then commission;
  • Usually no weekend testing;
  • 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
  • Continuing-education opportunities; and
  • Employee-assistance program.
  • We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:

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. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.

Job Features

Job CategoryPart Time

surrounding Grand Rapids, Mich., area

Milk-Sample Technician
Posted 12 months ago
Apply Now   Entry-Level Milk-Sample Technician

Hours:

Full-time, first shift Full-time entry-level Milk-Sample Technicians work as part of a team in a state-of-the-art milk-sample-processing environment. Under the guidance of the facility supervisor, Milk-Sample Technicians carefully view and analyze milk samples for a variety of data points. They provide assistance to ensure equipment is operating properly, while making sure all samples are processed correctly by following strict guidelines set by the National Dairy Herd Information Association.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Assist with moving and organizing milk samples for processing;
  • Perform accurate preparation of various chemicals for analysis of milk samples;
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment to analyze milk samples;
  • Prepare sample vials for use by team members in the field;
  • Work together to maintain inventory and supply levels to ensure compliance with quality control;
  • Clean equipment and work area; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • There may occasionally be opportunities to assist DHI Specialists on farm and provide relief help in the sample-delivery department.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Demonstrates the ability to operate all testing equipment and supplies according to procedural standards on a daily basis;
  • Ability to regularly sit, stand for prolonged periods of time, walk, bend, climb, lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds, and move quickly to evade potentially-harmful situations; and
  • Strong work ethic, with ability to work on your own, as well as in a team structure.
  • A dairy-farm background is preferred, but not mandatory.

Compensation:

  • Hourly wage;
  • Paid time off;
  • Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
  • Flexible-spending account;
  • 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
  • Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
  • Optional short-term-disability insurance;
  • Continuing-education opportunities;
  • Employee-assistance program; and
  • Employee-awards program.
  • We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:

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. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time, Part Time

Apply here for future opportunities.

DHI Specialist
Posted 12 months ago
Apply Now   The full-time DHI Specialist is an integral part of a dairy farm’s professional consulting team. Vast information impacting herd productivity, cattle health, animal welfare, sustainability, and profitability can conveniently and accurately be revealed with just a few ounces of milk. As a DHI Specialist, a major part of this career opportunity will be to advise customers on testing services to support an efficient, healthy, and profitable cow herd. DHI Specialists collect milk samples, process paperwork, and assist dairy farmers with data analysis and decision-making to benefit the future of their operations.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Transport DHI-testing equipment and racks with vials to farm;
  • Set up and plug in testing meters;
  • Computer work editing cows sold, calved, dried up, etc.;
  • Visit and enjoy good conversation;
  • Accurately collect milk samples and coordinating cow identification;
  • Properly identify vials that need diagnostic testing (i.e. milk-pregnancy test, A1/A2, etc.)
  • Wash DHI-testing equipment;
  • Computer work to check for errors, ensure accuracy, and transfer data to laboratory;
  • Invoice customer using company program;
  • Organize shipping or delivery (depending on location) of vials to laboratory for component and diagnostic testing;
  • Schedule future DHI milk-testing days; and
  • Once lab work is complete, assist customer in analyzing test-day data and reports to help with herd management.
  • DHI Specialists also spend time with our A.I./genetics business unit working together to prospect and grow business.

Qualifications:

  • Animal-agricultural background;
  • High-school diploma or equivalent;
  • Enjoy the beauty and fresh atmosphere of early mornings;
  • Be teachable and willing to learn;
  • Outstanding people skills, with service-oriented attitude;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Demonstrates the ability to operate all DHI equipment and supplies according to procedural standards;
  • Ability to regularly sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, lift, and carry objects up to 50 pounds;
  • Strong work ethic, with the ability to work on your own, as well as with a team; and
  • Fundamental computer skills with the ability to learn associated software programs.
  • Knowledge of DART, DairyComp305, and/or BoviSync is preferred, but not required. We will train.

Compensation:

  • Salary to start, then commission;
  • Paid training;
  • Some flexibility in scheduling;
  • Usually no weekend testing;
  • Paid time off;
  • Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
  • Flexible-spending account;
  • 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
  • Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
  • Optional short-term-disability insurance;
  • Continuing-education opportunities;
  • Employee-assistance program; and
  • Employee-awards program.
  • We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:

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. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.

Apply here for future opportunities.

A.I. Specialist
Posted 12 months ago
Apply Now

Your purpose:

As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
  • Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
  • Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
  • Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
  • Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
  • Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
  • Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
  • Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
  • Valid driver’s license; and
  • Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
  • A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

Compensation:

  • Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
  • Full benefits package:
  • Paid time off;
  • Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
  • Flexible-spending account;
  • 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
  • Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
  • Optional short-term-disability insurance;
  • Continuing-education opportunities; and
  • Employee-assistance program.
  • Employee-awards program
  • We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:

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. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.

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A.I. Specialist
Wisconsin
Posted 12 months ago
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Territory details:

Work from home, and travel to dairy farms in the Fond du Lac- and Dodge-County, Wis., area.

Your purpose:

As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
  • Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
  • Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
  • Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
  • Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
  • Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
  • Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Qualifications:

  • Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
  • Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
  • Valid driver’s license; and
  • Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
  • A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

Compensation:

  • Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
  • Full benefits package:
  • Paid time off;
  • Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
  • Flexible-spending account;
  • 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
  • Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
  • Optional short-term-disability insurance;
  • Continuing-education opportunities; and
  • Employee-assistance program.
  • Employee-awards program
  • We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:

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. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

Fond du Lac- and Dodge-County, Wis., area

A.I. Specialist
Wisconsin
Posted 1 year ago
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Your purpose:

As a part-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
  • Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
  • Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
  • Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
  • Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
  • Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
  • Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Qualifications:

  • Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
  • Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
  • Valid driver’s license; and
  • Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
  • A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

Compensation:

  • Base daily wage with endless commission potential and paid training;
  • Continuing-education opportunities; and
  • Employee-assistance program.
  • We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:

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. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.

Job Features

Job CategoryPart Time

Various areas throughout Wisconsin.

A.I. Specialist
Wisconsin
Posted 1 year ago
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Territory:

Work from home, and travel to dairy farms in the Rock- and Walworth-County, Wis., area.

Your purpose:

As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
  • Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
  • Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
  • Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
  • Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
  • Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
  • Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
  • Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
  • Valid driver’s license; and
  • Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
  • A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

Qualifications:

  • Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
  • Full benefits package:
  • Paid time off;
  • Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
  • Flexible-spending account;
  • 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
  • Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
  • Optional short-term-disability insurance;
  • Continuing-education opportunities; and
  • Employee-assistance program.
  • Employee-awards program.
  • We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:

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. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states.

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time

Rock- and Walworth-County, Wis., area