The primary research emphases at the Beef and Sheep Research Field Laboratory are applied nutrition genetics, physiology, lactation, production, and management. Eight cattle barns and one sheep barn house 1,000 beef cattle (800 feedlot cattle and about 200 purebred Angus) and 100 sheep. This state-of-the-art facility features a GrowSafe water intake and body weight monitoring system. It also includes a metabolism lab, and Ruminant Emissions Measurement System (REMS) that measures greenhouse gas production.
The facility hosts tours for visitors involved in the beef industry around the world and prospective students. The state FFA and 4-H livestock judging contests have been hosted here for 60 years.
1207 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
Research Specialist in Agriculture