Jun 17, 2012, 4:03 PM
Post #42 of 43
Now it's Alex' turn to graduate from his veterinary studies. He has now completed all the course work, but he can't put Doctor with his name just yet. He still has a research project to complete and write a thesis based upon the research. It may be another year before he competes his doctorate.
To celebrate we went to our favorite Chinese place, the Oriental Grill in Torreón. We started with Peking Duck followed by 6 dishes and dessert. The Peking Duck was assembled table-side by our waiter (who speaks excellent Englisj). Good show and good food.
A word about his research. He did his internship at a large dairy farm where he hit it off well with the owner. Alex approached the owner with a research idea using some of his herd. The owner said he did think that would produce particularly useful information, but he did have a project in mind that he would like to see done. If Alex agreed and the school approved, the owner said he would pay all the lab costs which would be around $30,000 pesos. That's the project Alex is working on now. It should end in October, and then comes the grueling task of writing his thesis which must be in both Spanish and English. I will probably have a hand in some of that as I did for the first prospectus.
While this is a large dairy farm with over 1,000 cows, it is not the main business of the company. It's a show farm for an international company that manufactures milking machines and turn-key milking parlors. They also offer computer software, consulting and other dairy-related services -- everything for a dairy farm except the cows.
(This post was edited by Rolly on Jun 18, 2012, 7:12 AM)