Editor’s Note:

At Moreno Ranches, we 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 international interns, José Molina.

José Molina (Honduras) – 2022 International Intern

On July 6, 1999, José Amilcar was born in Corquín, Copán, Honduras. He is the sixth in a family of seven children. He is currently studying the last quarter of his bachelor’s degree in agronomy at the Panamerican Agricultural School in Zamorano. His parents are dedicated to coffee production and, on a smaller scale, subsistence cattle ranching, which provides economic sustenance for the family.

Originally from a rural community, José decided to pursue his secondary education at the Pompilio Ortega School of Agriculture located in Macuelizo, Santa Barbara, Honduras, the best agricultural school of the five that exist in Honduras at the secondary level. During his time studying there, he learned about Escuela Agricola Panamericana Zamorano, and with the goal of bettering himself, he focused on applying to the university. From a very young age, José became involved in the family’s coffee and livestock activities. With his father and older brother, he developed empirical skills in working with cattle, which he later reinforced with the technical knowledge acquired during his high school and university studies.

José Amilcar will be the fourth member of the family to obtain his bachelor’s degree, thanks to the financial support of his family and another part provided by external entities. As a result, José is aware of the trust placed in him by his sponsors and strives to excel academically and disciplinarily, in addition to demonstrating the values and professionalism that are the fundamental pillars of his alma mater.

José is known for his excellent personal relationships. Once graduated and practicing his profession, José plans to help his family financially and help his younger sister fulfill her dream of graduating with a degree in agronomy. Jose always dreamed of interning at a Brahman cattle ranch, and thanks to his colleagues, he learned about Moreno Ranches and set his sights on interning at the ranch. Now that his internship at Moreno Ranches has been approved, Jose is excited about the experience that awaits him and is ready to do his best to make the most of the learning opportunities, knowing that he will perform satisfactorily in the activities assigned to him.

Jose’s Goals:

  • Work completely with the nutrition of recips, donors and calves.
  • Halter break many calves
  • Manage trailer and know the handling of cattle during the transfer of one place to another

Moreno Ranches 2022 International Interns