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, Luis Martinez Ayala.

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Luis Martinez (Honduras) – 2021 International Intern

Luis Martinez Ayala was born in Juticalpa, Olancho, Honduras. Juticalpa is the main city of the department of Olancho, a place where most of its economy depends on agriculture and on what its people do at their ranches with their dairy and livestock. When Luis was five years old, Luis´s parents decided that he had to study at a bilingual school. Day-star School ranked in the top 20 best schools in Honduras in 2013 and was Luis’s school from PreK through twelfth grade. Because of this, at a young age he lived away from his parents who live in a rural area (Patuca) with no access to high-quality education. Luis lived by himself since age 14 with only the company of three of his cousins. His older cousin was the key inspiration for him to enroll at Zamorano University. Now, three of those four cousins have accomplished their dreams to become Zamorano students of the classes 2015, 2021, and 2022. Luis was well known for his leadership, proactivity, and skills in sports such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball. He also won the last two Science Fair competitions while he was in high school.

Coming from a family dedicated to agriculture had an impact on Luis’s decision to become a professional in this field. Since he was young, Luis learned the basics of dairy management because his parents owned a small ranch of 120 milking cows that include Brahman, Gyr, Gyrolando, Jersey, and Holstein. He has always been fascinated with everything related to ranching, which is why he plans to continue studying towards his masters degree in animal sciences once he graduates from Zamorano in December 2021. Establishing his own livestock ranch and introducing top genetics into his operation is his primary goal in the near future.

Being selected to be part of the Moreno Ranches team for an internship was a big honor for Luis and was one of the most important things that he achieved due to what the company means to the Brahman industry around the world. Currently, Luis is learning new skills in the cattle industry that he’s excited to take with him in his future endeavors. 

Luis’s Goals:

  • Learn in-depth the embryo transfer protocol from the beginning stages to an actual confirmed pregnancy.
  • Learn how to be an effective leader when it comes to Brahman cattle production and ranching operations. 
  • Acquire experience in Brahman show cattle and show barn management and operations. 
  • Acquire skills on how to feed and nutritionally develop Brahman cattle in the tropics. 


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