Sheep and Goat Center
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.
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 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.