In the summer of 2004 I interned at Mason Dixon Farm. I worked with the herd health herdsman,
assisted in fresh cow management, and many other aspects of herd health. Another part of my job was
working with the reproduction manager, with ovsynch program and pregnancy palpitation. I also had the opportunity to work in other areas of the farm, such as calvings, and dry cows. The internship then lead to my employment by the Waybrights. My duties post internship were to assist in the start up and transition to the 500 cow robotic milking barn. It was a great experience for me to be involved in one of the largest robotic milking operations in the country. After transition was completed at the robotic barn I moved into a dry cow / herd health position, ending up as the dry cow manager. At the beginning of 2007 I returned home to the family farm, but I feel that my experience at Mason Dixon farm gave me knowledge that I have been able to use on my family farm. I had a great
experience working, living, and learning from the Waybright family.