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Our Facility

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 facility is located at 2410 West Virginia Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74074.

Our Purpose

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.

About Us

Our Land

The facilities at the sheep farm include the Main Sheep Barn (built in 1930), North Sheep Barn (previously a swine barn-used for sheep since 1980) and 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.

Our Teaching

Our herds are used primarily for teaching purposes and allows students to gain hands-on experience in their courses or through student employment. Demonstrations and judging activities are also held for 4-H, FFA and field days.

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