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 new guide to setting up a small-scale meat processing facility, So You Want to Start a Meat Plant?, is available free online.
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The National Center for Appropriate Technology has released a series of 19 videos from its inaugural Soil Health Innovations Conference.
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USDA will help cover certification and education expenses to agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic.
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Fall armyworms are on the march! Learn how to recognize this seasonal pest and prevent it from damaging crops and forages.
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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