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

Cattle numbers are at a 73-year low, while beef prices just hit a record high. Check out more such facts and figures in the latest Ag Census.
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A few simple practices for caring for cattle in the cold can go a long way towards bringing your herd through cold weather in better shape.
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What's involved in putting a heritage breed, pasture raised turkey from a local farm on your Thanksgiving table? For one thing, start early!
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Vast swaths of Great Plains rangelands have gone from having too little shade for livestock to too little grass in eastern redcedar's shadow.
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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