Sheep and Goat Center
The OSU Sheep and Goat Center is located on approximately 80 acres just west of the Stillwater, Oklahoma campus. The main barn was built in 1930, making it one of the oldest structures on campus.
The purebred sheep flock is primarily used in teaching several animal science courses, as well as demonstrations and judging for 4-H, FFA, and field days.
OSU sells their sheep privately and at auctions across the country, providing seedstock for commercial and seedstock producer. They also sell club lambs for show prospects.
- Our Facilities
The facilities at the sheep farm include the following:
- Main Sheep Barn (built in 1930)
- North Sheep Barn (previously a swine barn-used for sheep since 1980)
- West Barn (built in 1967)
Working facilities such as chutes, foot bath, cutting gates, and turning cradles are available at the North Sheep Barn.
The farm is in bermudagrass pasture, of which 36 acres is overseeded in the fall with small grains for winter pasture.
- Our Herd
The farm consists of 3 breeds: Suffolk, Hampshire, and Dorset – all competitive on a national level. In 2003, OSU had the record-setting high sell of a Dorset at public auction, bringing $13,000.