Animal Sciences Facilities
The Agricultural Sciences programs have a number of excellent facilities where students
can learn and put to use classroom theory and gain hands-on, practical experience
using facilities that stand up to industry-wide standards.
The College Farm
- Beef Unit
Feed storage buildings, covered pens, dry lots, natural pastures, and irrigated pastures
all make up our Beef Unit facilities. We maintain a breeding herd of approximately
20 crossbred females used to breed project animals for our students.
- Sheep Unit
Two barns are used for housing sheep used for student learning and projects: a project
barn with a shearing area, and a lambing barn with pens for holding the ewes and lambs
after they exit the jails. We also have a working corral with cutting chutes and sorting
pens. We have 30 acres of pasture for our flock of 45 Suffolk and Hampshire ewes and
two stud rams. Lambs are raised and sold through a club lamb sale organized by students.
The lambs go to 4-H and F.F.A. students where many champions have been purchased for
- Swine Unit
A modern confinement swine unit with a farrow to finish program and several sows and
a board help our students gain practical experience in swine production.
- Horse Unit
An eight-stall barn with two foaling stalls and a stallion barn and paddock with plenty
of paddocks for young horses provide experience for students learning horse management.
Training facilities include a bull pen, goose neck arena, hot walker and plenty of
trails to ride on. We also house an artificial insemination lab in the barn. Eight
broodmares and a stallion as well as numerous offspring help provide students with
practical experience working with horses.