Experienced diversified agricultural background of dairy cattle, dairy equipment, beef cattle, beef equipment, cropland and crop equipment for various size operations and conditions. Territorial range of the state of Ohio includes an average of 2000 miles per month, making numerous phone calls scheduling appointments to do hoof trimming, weigh feedlot cattle, sales of supplies and pharmaceutical, inspection of faulty or problematic equipment, and consultation of all farm aspects. Such as feeds and feeding programs, crop selection and management, manure management, beef cattle management, complete dairy herd management, building designs, pasture management, and cattle handling just to name a few. I present veterinary students, during their rotation with Preventive Medicine Large Animal, an in depth course and hands on experience in cattle hoof diseases, maintenance trimming, and the treatment and prevention of lameness in cattle. This saves cattle from being culled from the herd due to lameness. I strive for improvement and efficiency every day with every task at hand. I grew up with 4-H and FFA in life and strive to allow my children to experience the same. Agriculture life is a great passionate way to live and I fully support it so my family can grow and appreciate it as well.
Program Manager /ODRC Food Animal AssistantFeb 2012 to Current Company Name － City, State
Department provides all veterinary services, hoof trimming care, and consulting work with The Ohio Department of Rehabilitations and Corrections Farms.
There are eight farms located across the state ranging from beef cow/calf operation to feedlot cattle and dairy operations as well as crops of alfalfa, corn, wheat, beans, and various cover crops.
All farms of different sizes, variations and goals.
Owner/OperatorJan 1997 to Jan 2012 Company Name － City, State
Dairy has over 300 registered Jerseys, Holsteins and Brown Swiss producing more than 5 million pounds of milk annually.
The farm also raises 300 replacement heifers and works more than 600 acres supplying hay and grain for the dairy herd.
As a seasoned farm manager I have a vast experience at providing proper care for the dairy herd, including feeding, milking, vaccinating, breeding, calf and heifer raising; proficient at using equipment for ground preparation, planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops such as corn and hay; very adept at repairing farm and milking equipment and buildings requiring the use of basic electrical and carpentry tools and arc/gas welding equipment.
Core competencies include: fertilizer/chemical application, equipment maintenance, artificial insemination, hoof trimming, agriculture equipment, livestock care and control, manure management, and farm administration.
Monitor and maintain proper health of animals; consult veterinary and nutritionist when necessary.
Make decisions on mating selections to increase genetic performance of both type and production.
Provide hoof care and trimming on entire herd.
Ensure temperature, light, ventilation and bedding are comfortable for livestock.
Excellent negotiating skills with banks and other credit lenders to get best financing for equipment, livestock, seed and feed.
Handle the task of estimating and ordering supplies and operating cost like feed, fertilizer, chemicals, seed, livestock and farm equipment.
Plant, harvest and sell crops.
Recruit, coordinate and direct farm workers.
Spray and apply fertilizer to crops.
Responsible for agricultural land development, silage/hay making and manure management.
Perform and execute maintenance and all repairs on farm buildings, milking equipment and machinery
Gene Starkey Able to maintain 60 lbs.
milk production average on small breed of cows along with a somatic cell count of 150,000 or less.
Artificial insemination rate of 1.2 to 1.5 services per cow to maintain calving interval of 11.75 months.
Bred numerous State and National show champions.
Farm workerJan 1993 to Jan 1997 Company Name － City, State
Rummell Farms has 100 registered Holsteins.
The farm also works more than 850 acres supplying hay and grain for the dairy herd.
They also have a sawmill operation that produces lumber, sawdust, firewood and mulch.
Responsible for handling, loading and transporting livestock for sale and slaughter.
Perform day to day chores in an efficient, orderly and timely manner.
Responsible for providing clean adequate water and feed to livestock.
Responsible for agricultural land development, crop preparation, planting, and harvesting, along with silage/hay making and manure management.
Perform basic maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery, silos and all milking equipment
Currently in charge of all hoof trimming on dairy and beef cattle, maintenance trims, treat lameness caused by foot rot, ulcers and hoof lesions such as hairy heel warts and white line disease.
Teach veterinary students techniques of hoof trimming and treatment protocols in Advance Prev.
Perform vacuum test and graph pulsators at all DRC dairies on annual basis.
Perform monthly weights on all feed lot cattle and keep accurate records for slaughter scheduling.
Consult farms on milking, feeding, handling, breeding techniques to improve efficiency and quality of milk and meat from farms.
Consult farms on purchase needs of milking equipment, cattle handling equipment, manure management, crop management and harvesting.
Sell and distribute all drugs and equipment provided by OSU Preventive Medicine Department to farms on as needed basis.
Sell and distribute all prescription drugs with staff veterinary consent and sign off.
Stock and reorder needed supplies of equipment and pharmaceuticals on weekly basis.
Clean and maintain all veterinary trucks, hoof trimming chute, squeeze chute/scales and equipment used by vets at farms.
Reduced lameness in dairy cattle from 68% to less than 8%.
Increased milk production from 61 lbs.
average to 79 lbs.
in less than one year.
Decreased total number of DA's per year on all farms.
Decreased number of day's feed lot cattle on feed for slaughter by 68 days.
Increase pregnancy rates on beef and dairy cattle.
Assist vets in research experiments on farms.
Plate and read milk samples determining type of bacteria.
Attend and actively participated in Dairlyland Hoof Care Institute technical hoof trimming course in 2013.
Recognized by Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections for Dedication to Excellence in 2013.
Comprehensive Beef and Dairy Quality Assurancecertified in 2014, 2015, 2016.
Certified Livestock Manager Training in 2015.
Attend 4 day Dairyland Hoof Care Symposium 2016
Bachelor of Science, Agriculture Dairy Science Agricultural Education1993The Ohio State University － City, StateAgriculture Dairy Science Agricultural Education
National Jersey Breeders Association Member
Ohio Jersey Breeders Association Member
Ohio Purebred Dairy Cattle Association Member
Dairy Marketing Service Member
Lifetime FFA Alumni Member
4-H Advisor for Champaign County
National Hoof Trimmers Association Member
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