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Eric Rama
MAB Student at the University of Georgia
[email protected]
University of Georgia | Athens, GA | Fall 2013-Present
Masters of Agribusiness
Abilene Christian University | Abilene, TX | Grad. May 2012
Bachelor of Animal Science, emphasis in Livestock Management
Professional Experience
Ranch Manager, Z-Z Ranch LLC. | View, TX | Apr. 2010-Jan. 2013
• Designed and implemented a cattle marketing program for buying and selling replacement females
• Managed financial resources
• Implemented brush control to restore native grasslands on property
• Managed all aspects of cow-calf operation: animal health, nutrition, range utilization, and livestock
• Restored, improved, or replaced existing facilities (cattle pens, fences, barns, cattle guards, machinery,
recreational zones etc.)
• Utilized controlled burns for improvement of forage quality
• Improved aesthetic appeal of the ranch headquarters to appeal to a targeted demographic for
sale of property
• Managed 1-6 employees and negotiated with various other service workers and customers
• Worked alongside the USDA to develop sustainable ways to optimize the utilization of
natural resources
Employee, Etheredge Cattle Company. | Hamby, TX | Aug. 2009-Apr. 2010
• Monitored herd health, diagnosed and treated cattle
• Directed all cattle processing, shipping and vaccination protocols (up to 2,000 hd per week)
• Oversaw animal nutrition and maintained water quality
• Performed general repairs of facilities and machinery
Wrangler, Waunita Hot Springs Ranch | Gunnison, Colorado | May 2009-Aug. 2009
• Monitored and maintained health of livestock (80 horses and 20 calves)
• Guided guests on various levels of mountain trail horseback rides daily
• General hospitality for up to 50 guests per week
• Improved livestock fencing and animal handling facilities
International Experience
Internship, Parque Natural Dos Rios. | Villarica, Chile | Aug. 2007-Jan.2008
• Learned natural horsemanship training methods
• Assisted in foal imprinting and colt starting
• Assisted in management of small herds of goats and sheep
• Worked with people from various cultural and educational backgrounds (German, Swedish, Chilean,
Ranch Hand, Estancia Dr. Silvestre. | Salto & Tacuarermbo, Uruguay | Mar. 2007-July 2007
• Performed daily ranch activities (riding fences, checking herds etc.)
• Implemented herd vaccination and overall health program
• Assisted in colt training, calving, foaling, and lambing
• Sheep sheering (8,000 hd.)
• Processed animals for consumption on a daily basis
Academic Papers
Economic Analysis of Three Stockering Systems in the Southeastern United States. Selected Paper
presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas,
February 2014
Teaching Assistant
Quantitative Tools for Agribusiness Management (AAEC 4990). Fall 2013
Uruguay Study Abroad (AAEC 4990E). Spring 2014
Conservation Rancher of the Year, 2012 (Middle Clear Fork Soil and Water Conservation District)
Member of Delta Tau Alpha Agricultural Honor Society
ACU Dean’s Honor List (4 semesters)
Award for excellence in conducting feasibility study for the Z-Z ranch
Professional Skills
Software: STATA, SAS, Microsoft Office Suite, Palisade Decision Tools Suite
Animal Health and Nutrition
Certified by the National Association of Animal Breeders as an Artificial Insemination Technician
Successfully completed the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Beef Cattle Pregnancy Determination
Fluent in English and Spanish
Portuguese- Limited working proficiency
Other Skills
Horse training
Fence Building
Leadership and Service
Meals on Wheels | 2011-2012 |
Agricultural and Environmental Science Club Vice President | 2009-2010 |