Meet Our New Intern – Erick Quevedo

Editor’s Note:

We at Moreno Ranches believe in the future. Part of that future is superior genetics and the constant improvement of the Brahman cattle breed through sophisticated animal husbandry technology. Technology is part of that future, a passion for the Brahman breed is part of that future, and so are our youth. As such, we’d like to introduce one of our new interns, Erick Quevedo:

Erick Quevedo, 2019 International Intern

Erick Quevedo was born in LaGomera, Escuintla, a state located on the south coast of Guatemala. Its coast is bathed by the Pacific Ocean and holds the majority of the country’s tourist attractions. It is a privileged area because it has a climate suitable for tropical crop development and raising cattle.

Erick is the older of two brothers. He describes himself as having a high level of confidence in what he wants in the future. Since childhood, he has been attracted to agriculture and cattle management. Erick has experience in fruit and cattle export, having lived in LaGomera.

He completed his academic studies in that state up to the ninth grade. He was heavily influenced by the agricultural environment of the region and the focus given by his parents on the commercialization of agricultural inputs and veterinary products.

Erick decided to enroll at the Zamorano University after having a secondary education with emphasis in agriculture and livestock. As his college life went on, he formed a desire for further learning and a dedication to a higher level of cattle production. This is why he decided to apply to the Moreno Ranches internship—to better understand the reproductive process, as it is not similar to what he has seen back home.

When Erick first learned about Moreno Ranches, he had no doubt that this was the ideal place for him because it let him learn hands-on in the field and put into practice the knowledge acquired at Zamorano. Now that he has arrived at Moreno Ranches, he truly believes it is the ideal place to further his knowledge of cattle management. Being part of this elite, worldwide company will continue to foster his desire to excel.

 

Personal Mission Statement

I would like to establish a cattle farm and manage it with the efficient use of raw material, time, and environmentally friendly and economically sustainable technology and procedures. Certification will be included and will be the basis of management.

 

Goals

  • Evaluate all the parameters of nutrition to increase the rate of pregnancy in the process of embryo transfer in Brahman cattle.
  • Have a rate of 60% or more in pregnancy using artificial insemination in less than two minutes.
  • Attend five or more dystocic births and have less than 20% of mortality.