Clayton Livestock Research Center


To provide science-based research to improve the health and performance of newly received cattle, and to support the Department of Animal and Range Science’s mission of providing premier programs to those we serve by focusing on education, research, and outreach.


To be the premier feedlot research center in the United States.

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Scientists at the Clayton Livestock Research Center conduct research on shipping protocols for cattle, particularly evaluating the health and performance of newly received cattle and nutrition and management from feedlot to slaughter. Other research involves irrigated pastures and native grasslands, including grazing and stocking densities on locoweed-infested pastures.

Clayton Livestock Research Center
15 NMSU Lane
Clayton, NM 88415
Phone: 575-374-2566
Cell: 575-644-0366
Fax: 575-374-2568

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