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Animal Science Sheep

South Dakota State University has a long history of producing sheep on campus for research, teaching, and extension programming.



Sheep facilities

The Sheep Research and Teaching Unit is composed of approximately 80 acres of grass pasture and hay ground, including the building site, plus 40 acres of crop land for forage and silage production.

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Animal Science research

Research in the Department of Animal Science is under the auspices of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. Additionally, research funding to support this mission is obtained from grants through federal agencies, commodity organizations, and private industry. Many of our faculty publications have been archived on OpenPRAIRIE.

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