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Department of Animal
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101 Animal Science Building
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405.744.6062
Fax: 405.744.7390

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Bluestem Research Range

Bluestem Research Range; Department of Animal and Food Sciences

The Bluestem Research Range is located seven miles west and two miles south of Stillwater. This range includes 700 acres, with 250 acres of introduced perennial grass and 450 acres of native tallgrass pasture. Intensive pasture management practices (fertilizer, herbicide and fire) are applied to the introduced pastures.

The native range land is managed with either rotational or season-long continuous stocking, and some deferred for winter grazing. The major facility is a stall barn with the capability to supplement up to 36 cows or stocker cattle. In addition, this facility includes an extensive corral and covered cattle handling facility. Extensive water developments in both native and introduced pastures allow accessibility to the entire forage base year-round. Research capabilities include supplementation studies with individual feeding to measure stocker performance, forage intake and utilization, diet quality, fiber degradation, precision supplementation, and grazing systems research.

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9414 West 44th Street
Stillwater, OK 74074

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Herd Manager:
David Cox

Facility Supervisor:
Ryan Reuter

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