Department Of Animal Science
2925 West McElroy
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074
Main Phone: (405) 744-1410
Pump House: (405) 372-0434
Faculty Supervisor: Scott Carter
Assistant Herd Manager: John Staude
The Swine Center was dedicated in 2004 as a new, total confinement facility that features modern waste and odor management technologies as well as an indoor facility for swine judging. It is located on approximately 80 acres of land southwest of the campus, and it houses 130 sows of which half are commercial sows for nutrition research, and half are purebred Yorkshire and Hampshire sows. The herd is known for its outstanding purebreds with numerous national show champions through the years. OSU still holds the record for the highest selling purebred boar at auction by a college or university, when in 2001 they sold a Yorkshire boar for $70,000 at a National Type Conference. The OSU herd will show and sell breeding swine at 3-5 national shows each year. The center also uses Animal Science student employees and has housing for 2-4 students. In addition, approximately 100 different visits dot the calendar each year by 4-H, FFA and collegiate livestock teams.
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Swine Research and Education