Dairy and Cheese Production internships are six, eight or ten weeks long and include the following areas: General animal care, daily care, milking, milk handling, small herd management. Stipend is $500.00 upon full completion of the six week program, $800.00 at the full completion of the eight week program and $1000.00 at the full completion of the ten week program. Internships average between 3.5 to 4.5 hours per day- some 6 hour days are required.
Upon completion, the intern will be knowledgeable in these areas:
- General goat nutrition and seasonal variance in diet
- General maintenance including hoof trimming
- Medications, vaccinations and injections
- Housing maintenance
- Herd management
- Milk production (use of equipment, cleaning practices, standards, state regulations and requirements)
- Milking technique
For more information, please email Paul Trubey at email@example.com or call 860-208-2887.