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Department of Agriculture
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Albertson Hall 212
Phone: 785-628-4196
agdept@fhsu.edu
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Beef Division

photo of the FHSU beef unit at the annual bull sale

The beef cattle division includes a designed breeding program with a herd of about 200 animals consisting of composite breed cattle. The Riegel Building is the heart of the beef unit and is named for former farm superintendent Andrew Riegel (1951-71), who was instrumental in significant upgrades to the farm. While providing care for the cattle, students learn about animal nutrition, breeding and gestation processes, and other aspects of beef production.

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