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Angus Genetics Inc. seeks intern candidates

AGI Seeking Intern Candidates

Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Angus Association. Our mission is to provide services to the beef industry with regard to the genetic evaluation of traits of economic importance.

AGI develops and promotes technology for use by the beef industry, including DNA technology, and has developed genomic-enhanced EPDs for the Angus breed that are updated on a weekly basis. AGI also conducts research, develops, and uses new science and technology to benefit all beef producers. In addition, AGI provides client-specific genetic evaluation services to various breed organizations in the United States and Canada.

Applicants of the AGI internship program should be college juniors or seniors, studying animal science, ag communications or a related field with an interest in genetics applied to beef cattle production and/or animal breeding. Graduate students will also be considered. Candidates should be detail-oriented, have strong communications skills and be able to work well with all types of personnel.

The duration of the internship is anticipated to be mid-May through mid-August, depending on the availability of the selected intern.

The intern's primary focus will be on the MaternalPlus® program. MaternalPlus is a voluntary, inventory-based reporting program aimed at gathering reproductive trait data. The ultimate goal is to use the data gathered through this program to develop selection tools focused on reproduction and longevity. Activities associated with this internship will include (but are not limited to): the development of a breeder guide for the program; writing a "Tips and Tricks" column for the Angus Journal; development of a comprehensive FAQ for use on and; outreach and education opportunities with breeders; and cross-team interaction with marketing, communications and IS staff.

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Submit applications — including cover letter, résumé and references — to Tonya Amen, genetic service director, at Angus Genetics Inc., 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506 or by March 15. For more information, contact AGI staff at 816-383-5100.

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