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Our Facility

The swine center was dedicated in 2004 as a new, total confinement facility that features modern waste and odor management technologies, as well as an indoor facility for swine judging.
The facility is located at 2925 West McElroy, Stillwater, OK 74074.

Our Purpose

The swine center houses high-quality Yorkshire and crossbred sows, along with commercial pigs, used for teaching, judging team practice and nutrition research.
The herd is known for its outstanding purebreds with numerous national show champions and high-selling boars through the years.

About Us

Our Land

Our center is a total confinement facility that features modern waste and odor management technologies. Our facility is designed to have an improved environmental footprint, with better air quality and manure management.

Our Herd

OSU is one of the few universities that maintains a purebred swine herd. The OSU herd will show and sell breeding swine at 3-5 national shows each year. OSU still holds the record for the highest selling purebred boar at auction by a college or university, when in 2001 they sold a Yorkshire boar for $70,000 at a National Type Conference. 

Our Teaching

Our herd and facilities are used in both undergraduate and graduate courses. The center hires OSU student employees and has housing available for up to four students. In addition, the center receives approximately 100 different visits each year by 4-H, FFA and collegiate livestock teams.

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