2023 Swine Management Internship


About The Equity

The Equity is an independent cooperative headquartered in Effingham, Illinois and has over 500 employees. Our market area currently includes 19 locations and covers South-Central Illinois and Southwest Indiana. The Equity has five divisions including: Agronomy, Grain, Feed & Livestock, Energy, and Retail Store, plus a Precision Agronomy dealership. The Equity’s mission is to deliver value to our customers through operational excellence, providing information, exploring opportunities, and supporting profitable roles for producers. Our core values, profitability, customer focus, constant improvement, integrity, and accountability have led to our success. These core values will continue to keep our company strong into the future. We hold sacred our brand promise of offering the best products, latest technology, and high-quality service, done right!

About the Position

The Equity is seeking a Swine Management Intern who is pursuing a B.S. at a four-year college/university with a major in Animal Science or related fields. Candidates with strong communication, analytical, and time management skills combined with previous animal science experience should apply.

The internship will expose students to Feed, Air, Water, and Health Care Management Practices at our facilities in the Effingham and Champaign areas.

Internship learning experiences will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in oversight of Wean to Finish barns
  • Monitor the role feed management plays in the growth of the pigs
  • Properly evaluate air quality and ensure barn ventilation is correct
  • Learn how to adjust barns to provide the best environment
  • Identify sick pigs and utilize necropsy as needed
  • Recommend intervention methods that consider efficacy and cost


Multiple Equity Locations

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time.

How to Apply

Please submit a completed job application and resume stating qualifications and experience to Randy Kuker by Friday, May 5, 2023.

Randy Kuker, Director of Swine Production Management
201 W Roadway Ave
Effingham, IL 62401

Effingham Equity shall not be liable for, shall not pay, and expressly rejects and disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for any commission, expense, fee or cost claimed or charged by any recruitment or employment agency, firm, or company in connection with the employment of any candidate selected by Effingham Equity for the position described above unless a written contract is executed by Effingham Equity and such employment agency, firm or company before Effingham Equity makes an offer of employment to such candidate.

Company Size201-500
Job SegmentInternship, Swine Management, Animal Science, Livestock Management, Agriculture Business
Nearest Major MarketDecatur, Champaign, Terre Haute, Saint Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis

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