A herd of purebred Angus and Simmental cows is maintained at the Cow-Calf Teaching and Research Unit near the SDSU campus that is used for teaching, research and extension activities. Cattle maintained at this unit are used for introductory animal science, meats, animal breeding, reproductive physiology, beef production and livestock evaluation courses. Current reproductive physiology research under the direction of Dr. Herley Miller is reported elsewhere in this publication. Besides use in the classroom, cattle are used for the annual SDSU Little International, field days and numerous 4-H, FFA and other educational events. In addition to providing research information and an opportunity for education, this herd is providing a stimulus for interactions between students and faculty and an avenue for communication between faculty and producers in the region.
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Pruitt, R.J.; Haigh, R.M.; and Vander Wal, K.E., "SDSU Purebred Beef Herds" (1989). South Dakota Beef Report, 1989. 3.