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Antelope Range & Livestock Research Station

SDSU Antelope Range and Livestock Research Station

The Antelope Research Station is an endeavor by South Dakota State University to assist ranching in South Dakota.

At 8,300 acres, it is the largest of SDSU’s research stations. Initially a state antelope preserve, the land was transferred to SDSU in 1947 for research into the balance between cattle and sheep production and protection and renewal of range resources. Rangelands and pasturelands support most of the 1.7 million cows and heifers in South Dakota and most of the 285,000 breeding sheep. Research at this station focuses on management strategies designed to improve beef enterprise sustainability and sheep production on rangeland.