The SDSU Cow/Calf Teaching and Research Unit serves as a resource for teaching, research, extension and student organizations. In addition to use in the classroom, cattle are used for the annual SDSU Little International, Block & Bridle activities, field days, and numerous 4-H, FFA, and other educational events. Recent research projects at the Unit include studies on estrus synchronization, winter supplementation, and absorption of colostrum. For teaching purposes, cattle that vary in calving ease, growth rate, mature size, and maternal value are maintained. It is not feasible to maintain all of the breeds that are important in this region. The herd consists of 100 purebred Angus and Simmental x Angus cows and their calves. Tables 1 and 2 show the average expected progeny differences for the current sires, replacement heifers and the 2002 calf crop
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Pruitt, Dick; VanderWal, Kevin; and Drew, Anna, "SDSU Cow-Calf Teaching and Research Unit" (2003). South Dakota Beef Report, 2003. 7.