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Cattle Operation

Cattle on the Oakley FarmThe Oakley farm cattle herd is comprised of approximately 350 Angus cross commercial cows. We have two calving seasons a year in the fall and spring and the calves are conditioned in a feed yard before being sold to a large scale feeder.

Significant work is being done to improve the cattle genetics through artificial insemination and selection. Selection criteria include moderate framed, highly mobile, and extremely efficient grazing forages.

Tennessee Tech students can get real hands-on experience working and learning on a real life cattle operation. There are a number of opportunities for students with a wide range of interests including:

cattle

• Cattle Breeding and Genetics
• Growth and Feed Efficiency
• Artificial Insemination
• Replacement Heifer Development
• Pasture Management
• Water Quality
• Wildlife

This is one of the best educational farms in the country!

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