Job Offer: Summer Intern at Les Fermes Reyla Enr.

Job Offer: Summer Intern

Les Fermes Reyla Enr. Ormstown, Qc

reyla@oricom.ca  450-829-3851 www.facebook.com/fermereyla

Wanted: Summer intern for dairy farm

About the farm:
Owners:  Laura Johnston (Dip.Ag. ‘79) & Aubrey MacDougall (Dip.Ag. ‘75) who work with their son, Patrick MacDougall (Dip.FMT‘05, B.Sc.(AgEcon)‘09).

Purebred Jersey Herd, milking 65, total herd ~ 160 head (classified, official Valacta, genomic testing) #4 herd for LPI and for Pro$ in Jerseys in Canada for the December 2017 CDN proof release.  Our focus is on breeding long-lasting cows with high components. Flush for herd use and export. Breeding stock sales year-round, mostly fresh cows.

90 hectares of hay, pasture and crop land. Self-sufficient except for protein and minerals. We do all our own field work except for combining and manure spreading.

Intern’s main tasks:
Milking (with one of us), calf care and feeding, other barn chores (cleaning, feeding), some fieldwork and haying.

Opportunity for motivated student to learn/improve dairy management skills as well as machinery operation, maintenance and repairs. 

Required skills:  Hard working team player, able to do physical work in demanding conditions.

Assets: previous experience, driver’s licence.

 

Room and board available.

We are willing to be internship hosts for university or college credit courses.

Salary to be determined according to experience and responsibilities.

Contact us at: reyla@oricom.ca  or 450-829-3851 for more information or to apply.