University of Florida

Facilities: Beef Teaching Unit

The Beef Teaching Unit is a 65-acre farm that includes a commercial 100-head feedyard and a 35-head cow herd of various types, sizes, and production ability. Charolais, Angus, Red Angus, Gelbvieh, Hotlander, Braunvieh, Brahman, and Brangus bulls are used to create cattle of various types. The facility is used for the following class laboratories:

  • ANS 3006C: Introduction to Animal Sciences
  • ANS 3404C: Food Animal Nutrition and Feeding
  • ANS 3613L: Livestock and Meat Evaluation
  • ANS 4243C: Beef Cow-Calf Management
  • ANS 4245C: Beef Stocker and Feedyard Management

The BTU also supports extension programs targeting youth and adults interested in the beef cattle industry. In-service training for agriculture teachers, extension agents, ranchers, and 4-H volunteer leaders utilize the extensive facilities, agronomic resources, and cattle inventory to provide current industry information and management practices.

Download a map (pdf) giving directions to the Beef Teaching Unit from the Department of Animal Sciences.

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North Unit
3301 SW 23rd Terrace
Gainesville, FL
(352) 392-1720

South Unit
3721 SW 23rd Terrace
Gainesville, FL
(352) 392-1720