Swine Research and Education Center
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.
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 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.
Do you have questions about our facility? Please contact us to learn more.
Herd Manager: Jim Coakley
Facility Supervisor: Scott Carter