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OSU Sheep Center Animal Health and Safety
Barns and pastures
The Sheep Center is located on 600 acres of hillside pastures four miles west of campus on Oak Creek Drive. The center maintains a 60-ewe breeding flock for research projects. Research has focused primarily on using genetic variation to increase efficiency of commercial lamb production. Other research involves rumen toxicology. The sheep barn has facilities for animal handling, lambing, and group feeding trials.
In addition to research, the sheep center is also utilized for teaching and extension work. During lambing, it is a popular destination for school children and other...read more