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Our Facility

The OSU Willard Sparks Beef Research Center is the finest beef research and educational facility in the country, and it is a great benefit in fostering our research, teaching, and Extension programs to better serve the beef industry.


Research is conducted with cooperative efforts with the Center of Veterinary Medicine to provide excellent hands-on training, work and clinical experience for many OSU students.


Insentec feeders

The center is a development through an investment of more than $2.3 million dollars, dedicated in 1998. One of the first research trials was partially funded by a grant from the Oklahoma Beef Industry Council to study genetic markers associated with marbling in beef cattle.


The center has multiple pens and Insentec feeders and waterers, which are used to conduct research on different types of feed, sustainability, wellness and drought management.


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