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

A newly published study makes a fresh tally of the benefits of silvopasture systems in agroforestry, but also charts common challenges.
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Does your organic beef make the grade? Find out with this report and scorecard, ranking nearly 200 different brands.
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Free guides to federal funding sources for agricultural enterprises of all kinds are available from both SARE and NSAC.
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NCAT has launched the AgriSolar Clearinghouse, an online resource for farmers and ranchers interested in agrivoltaics.
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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