Welcome to the K-State Beef Stocker Unit!
The unit consists of 1,120 acres acquired by the university in 1948. The land originally known as the K-State Animal Science Range Unit, was refocused in 2004 and named the K-State Beef Stocker Unit. The goal was to provide an avenue for backgrounding and stocker cattle research. The unit continues to focus on issues that are of current importance to beef producers.
This focus on the industry led to the development of the Animal Identification Knowledge Laboratory at the Beef Stocker Unit in the fall of 2005. Also in 2005, the unit completed the construction of 24 receiving pens designed to hold 300 head of 500 lb. cattle. This exciting new facility will allow the unit to begin new research on receiving cattle and continue research on animal identification technology.
The unit is host to several groups each year including students, youth organizations and producers. It is also home to the annual Beef Stocker Conference. The facility has thus provided an exciting forum to showcase research and provide educational opportunities.
The Kansas State University Beef Stocker Unit is focused on providing high quality beef research to the state of Kansas and the nation. This is achieved by providing timely research to producers, regarding the latest industry information and advancements on the production and marketing of stocker cattle. The goal is to provide producers with cost effective results and the public with a safe product.