The University Farm is a working laboratory which provides undergraduate students with experience in swine, beef cattle and meat goat management. The University Farm houses the only meat rabbit center in the state and demonstrates rabbit management and production practices.
The working and animal housing facilities at the University Farm allow faculty and students, both graduate and undergraduate, to conduct animal science and biomedical research involving cattle, goats, rabbits or swine. The University Farm accommodates both applied livestock management and basic physiological research projects.
The University Farm is located one mile north of campus on Armstrong Street and includes over 650 acres of native brush, improved pastures, irrigated and dry-land plots, feed mill, rodeo arena and horse facilities, and a covered livestock pavilion. In addition to the close proximity to campus, the diversity of livestock species, facilities, and land use provides many educational opportunities for students and faculty in the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences. In addition, the University Farms hosts several yearly activities involving local and regional youth groups, including 4-H and FFA.
For questions about the University Farm, please contact the farm manager Kyle McManus.
This page was last updated on: October 21, 2011