The Kerr Center offers both beginning and experienced ranchers information (how-to videos, slideshows, reports, training) on Oklahoma sustainable livestock production, including  beef cattle,  meat goats, and  poultry.  

The Kerr Ranch has been a working ranch since Sen. Robert S. Kerr established it in the 1950s, raising Angus stock.

The ranch has changed with the times, using the most up-to-date sustainable management approaches to improve profitability, maintain the fertility of the soil, and produce healthy animals.

Livestock News/Tips and Recent Publications

ATTRA's guide to small-scale poultry processing regulations offers valuable information for anyone considering a meat poultry enterprise.
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December 15 is the signup deadline for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program, to address concerns related to the poultry industry.
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Through grazing management and limiting the use of de-wormers, we hope we can control parasite loads and decrease parasite resistance.
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There's a new third-party certification process and label, for farmers and ranchers wishing to market their products as “regenerative.”
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Learn About: Cattle

Detailed overview of each aspect of the approach used to raising beef cattle on the Kerr Center Ranch

Learn About: Meat Goats

Information about forage-based meat goat production and our 5-year buck test

Learn About: Poultry

Information about heritage chicken breeds and how to build a “chicken tractor”  or movable chicken coop

Livestock Library

Extensive list of publications related to sustainable livestock management, indexed by topic



Will Lathrop
Cattle Manager