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providertemplate An intern leading a cow.Pineland Farms

Location:  New Gloucester, Maine

Pineland Farms, a 2,500 acre working farm, seeks highly motivated individuals interested in dairy farming and who have a willingness and interest to learn more. Candidates are required to perform all aspects of farm work with a 4 to 6 month commitment required.

As on any farm, you will be expected to work hard.   Tasks will include all farm chores as assigned to you, primarily as follows:

  • At the dairy facility in Gray, you and other interns will work in rotations to cover all responsibilities of a herdsman.  You will meet with the nutritionist about feeds, develop the grain chart, monitor herd health, milk, feed, wash cows and clean the barn.  You will also assist with veterinary needs.  In working with our farm management, you will also have the opportunity to learn more about breeding decisions, embryo transfer and flushing work.

  • At the dairy facility in New Gloucester, you will be involved with all aspects of the dairy operation under the supervision of our herdsman.

  • In late summer and fall, you may be assigned to show duty at an agricultural fair.

  • Candidates interested in other species such as beef and sheep production can become involved with this aspect of the farm, as well.

Interns will be provided housing in a three-bedroom guest house shared with up to five other interns.  Each bedroom is equipped with sleeping arrangements for two individuals.  Common bathrooms and a common kitchen (furnished with appliances, cookware and utensils) are provided.  A washer and dryer is provided.  Interns must provide their own meals, transportation, towels and linens.

Interns will be paid.

For more information, please contact Shane St. Cyr

Shane St. Cyr
Dairy and Livestock Manager
Pineland Farms Produce
110 Valley Farm Road
New Gloucester, ME. 04260

Phone:  207-240-9358
Fax:  207-926-3915
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-mail:  info@pinelandfarms.org

Website:  http://www.pinelandfarms.org
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This internship is also listed under the following headings:  Livestock

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