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OSU Bluestem Research Range

The Bluestem Research Range is located seven miles west and two miles south of Stillwater. This area includes 700 acres with 250 acres of Plains Bluestem and 450 acres of native tallgrass pasture. Intensive pasture management practices (fertilizer, herbicide and fire) are applied to the bluestem pastures. Approximately 250 acres of the native rangeland is managed in a rotational system with the remaining 200 acres under continuous grazing management. The major facility is a stall barn with the capability to simultaneously feed 36 head, of either cows or stocker cattle. In addition, this facility includes an extensive corral and covered cattle handling facility, Extensive water developments in both native and Old World Bluestem pastures allow accessibility to the entire forage base year-round. Research capabilities include supplementation studies with individual feeding to measure stocker or cow/calf performance, milk production, forage intake and utilization, diet quality, fiber degradation, and grazing systems research.

 

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Oklahoma State University - Stillwater | Stillwater, OK 74078 | 405.744.5000
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