Center History

The Clayton Livestock Research Center was established in the mid-1970s on 320 acres of Kiowa National Grassland, Cibola National Forest, and is located 7 miles east of Clayton, NM on Highway 56/64/412. The research focus at the CLRC Center has been to improve the health of newly received lightweight calves. We are proud that several management decisions in the feedlot industry and recommendations in the Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle (8th rev. ed.) are the result of research conducted at the CLRC. In addition to feedlot calf receiving work, research projects looking at management factors to improve performance of cattle during the finishing period and to improve carcass characteristics are also conducted at the CLRC.