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Wisconsin Opportunities --

— 5 in Wisconsin — 1 in Michigan
(location within each state is flexible)

As an A.I. Specialist Intern, you’ll experience a rewarding summer 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.

Deadline to apply: Oct. 31, 2022.

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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Apply Online!

Laboratory location: Kaukauna, Wis.

As a Laboratory Intern, you become part of a dynamic team that analyzes samples and reports component and diagnostic results from dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and surrounding states. Samples are received from Dairy Herd Information (DHI), producers and veterinarians, and provide a wealth of information about animal health, production and physiologic status. This internship provides an opportunity to experience a variety of sample-analysis platforms and sample-processing methodology. Whether using infrared spectroscopy, ELISA, PCR or other means, you’ll discover data is king, and that this laboratory is the source of a lot of valuable information for producers.

Training and experience will be provided on:
— Numerous common laboratory procedures and equipment;
— Use of high-throughput infrared spectrophotometers;
— Diagnostic analysis via Enzyme Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR);
— Data management and laboratory software; and
— Quality assurance practices and standard operating procedures.

Ideal candidates for this internship should have a strong interest in agriculture as well as:
— Outstanding attention to detail;
— Motivation to follow through;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Strong work ethic and the ability to function as part of a cohesive team;
— Knowledge of common laboratory practices is preferred, but not mandatory; and
— Dairy awareness or experience is a bonus.

Deadline to apply: Oct. 31, 2022.

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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Apply Online!

This is posted as a full-time position, but we will entertain part-time interest. The benefits would be a bit different for part-time. Feel free to apply.

Your purpose:

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.

Daily activities (varies depending on the farm):
— 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;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Fundamental computer skills with the ability to learn associated software programs.
— Knowledge of PCDART, 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

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.

Daily activities (varies depending on the farm):
— 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;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Fundamental computer skills with the ability to learn associated software programs.
— Knowledge of PCDART, 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

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.

Daily activities (varies depending on the farm):
— 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;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Fundamental computer skills with the ability to learn associated software programs.
— Knowledge of PCDART, 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Territory: Fond du Lac/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.

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.

What’s in it for you?
— 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Territory: Shawano/Brown 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.

What’s in it for you?
— 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Work territory: Rock/Dane/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.

What’s in it for you?
— 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Territory: Richland/Vernon 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.

What’s in it for you?
— 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Part-time A.I. Specialist, various areas throughout Wisconsin

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.

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.

What’s in it for you?
— 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Apply Online!

Entry-Level Laboratory Technician

Hours: Full-time, first shift

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

Daily activities:
— 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 laboratory 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, walk, bend, climb, lift, and carry objects up to 50 pounds; 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Michigan Opportunities --

— 5 in Wisconsin — 1 in Michigan
(location within each state is flexible)

As an A.I. Specialist Intern, you’ll experience a rewarding summer 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.

Deadline to apply: Oct. 31, 2022.

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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

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Laboratory location: Grand Ledge, Mich.

As a Laboratory Intern, you become part of a dynamic team that analyzes samples and reports component and diagnostic results from dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and surrounding states. Samples are received from Dairy Herd Information (DHI), producers and veterinarians, and provide a wealth of information about animal health, production and physiologic status. This internship provides an opportunity to experience a variety of sample-analysis platforms and sample-processing methodology. Whether using infrared spectroscopy, ELISA, PCR or other means, you’ll discover data is king, and that this laboratory is the source of a lot of valuable information for producers.

Training and experience will be provided on:
— Numerous common laboratory procedures and equipment;
— Use of high-throughput infrared spectrophotometers;
— Diagnostic analysis via Enzyme Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR);
— Data management and laboratory software; and
— Quality assurance practices and standard operating procedures.

Ideal candidates for this internship should have a strong interest in agriculture as well as:
— Outstanding attention to detail;
— Motivation to follow through;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Strong work ethic and the ability to function as part of a cohesive team;
— Knowledge of common laboratory practices is preferred, but not mandatory; and
— Dairy awareness or experience is a bonus.

Deadline to apply: Oct. 31, 2022.

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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

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Laboratory location: Lansing, Mich.

CentralStar leverages cutting-edge science to develop and commercialize new management tools for dairy and beef producers. Key among these have been diagnostics for a variety of dairy-industry diseases and physiologic status markers including mastitis and pregnancy. You’ll join the team as a laboratory intern helping to discover and validate new diagnostic tests utilizing some of the latest molecular and immunological techniques and technologies. The Dairy Herd Information (DHI) system has been in place for over 100 years, but now even more value can be drawn from routinely collected samples to improve animal health and herd management. You’ll have a chance to collaborate with researchers, veterinarians and producers as samples are collected and studies are carried out.

Training and experience will be provided on:
— Numerous common laboratory procedures and equipment;
— Molecular genetic techniques, sequence interrogation and assay design;
— Immunological techniques and Enzyme Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA) design;
— Sample collection methodologies, including venipuncture;
— Laboratory software and data-management techniques; and
— Data analysis and presentation.

Ideal candidates for this internship should have a strong interest in agriculture:
— Outstanding attention to detail;
— Motivation to follow through;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and function as part of a cohesive team;
— Knowledge of common laboratory practices is strongly suggested; and
— Understanding of dairy- or beef-cattle production is a bonus.

Deadline to apply: Oct. 31, 2022.

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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

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Location: Lansing, Mich.
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer and/or Controller
Hours: Full time, first shift

Under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer and/or Controller, the Accounting Specialist is responsible for the coordination and processing of invoices and other information necessary to generate proper and accurate accounting transactions, customer statements, commission reports, and sales reports. This position also serves as a key liaison between field employees’ invoicing activities and office systems.

Responsibilities:
— Runs commission reports, verifying accuracy and making corrections, as needed, prior to submitting for payroll;
— Prepares and distributes sales and commission reports to appropriate personnel;
— Coordinates month-end-sales-cutoff processes for timely customer-statement preparation, reviews necessary statement information to ensure accurate customer accounts, and submits statement files for printing and distribution;
— Coordinates and processes year-end, physical-inventory activities for all field staff;
— Processes credit and transfer memos;
— Ensures all relevant information including invoices, inventory transfers, debit/credit memos, and receipts are processed in a timely manner;
— Provides billing software and other computer support to field staff;
— Orders computer- and other IT-related equipment and assists with computer setup, as needed;
— Maintains the sales-specials program;
— Provides backup coverage to other members of the business unit and/or office staff;
— Proactively strives to establish and maintain effective working-team relationships with other CentralStar Cooperative team members; and
— Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
— Associates degree or equivalent, with three or more years’ experience in an accounting environment required (successful combination of education and experience considered);
— Analytical ability with a high degree of accuracy;
— Maintains a high level of confidentiality;
— Strong computer skills, including the ability to utilize advanced features (pivot tables, formulas, advanced searches, etc.), including but not limited to accounting software, word processing, customer-resource management, spreadsheets, and e-mail, with the ability to learn other associated software, as needed;
— Works quickly and accurately with minimal supervision;
— Displays consistent professionalism;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-oriented attitude;
— Strong communication skills; and
— Strong planning, organizational, and time-management skills.

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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

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Iowa Opportunities --

Territory: western Iowa area; work from home and travel to farms

This is posted as a full-time position, but we will entertain part-time interest. The benefits would be a bit different for part-time. Feel free to apply.

Your purpose:

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.

Daily activities (varies depending on the farm):
— 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;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Fundamental computer skills with the ability to learn associated software programs.
— Knowledge of PCDART, 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Indiana Opportunities --

Location: northern Indiana area

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.

Daily activities (varies depending on the farm):
— 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;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Fundamental computer skills with the ability to learn associated software programs.
— Knowledge of PCDART, 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.

Those interested in a career with CentralStar must apply on our website: https://mycentralstar.com/positions-currently-available-careers. Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you.

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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Location: northern Indiana area

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.

Daily activities (varies depending on the farm):
— 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 PCDART, 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

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.

Daily activities (varies depending on the farm):
— 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 PCDART, 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Apply here for future opportunities.

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.

What’s in it for you?
— 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Apply Online for a future opening with CentralStar!

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.

Daily activities (varies depending on the farm):
— 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 PCDART, 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

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Entry-Level Laboratory Technician

Hours: Full-time, first shift

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

Daily activities:
— 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 laboratory 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, walk, bend, climb, lift, and carry objects up to 50 pounds; 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. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Apply Online for a future opening with CentralStar!

General job inquiries and applications should be directed to:

CentralStar Cooperative, Inc.
ATTN: Human Resources
PO Box 23157, Lansing, MI 48909

Download the CentralStar Cooperative Application for Employment here

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