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Nancy M Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center

Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center

cattle on the former Hot Springs RanchIdaho’s primary cow-calf and forage research station provides land and facilities for beef cattle research at the scale of a working ranch. The center also provides continuing education for people associated with the livestock industry and learning opportunities for University of Idaho students. Center researchers conduct animal and environmental studies to benefit the livestock industry of the Intermountain West.

Current research focuses on reproductive efficiency, feed efficiency, extending the grazing season, and wintering systems.

Forages
  • Extending the grazing season with warm-season annuals more info
  • Increasing forage production in dry pivot corners more info
  • Improving feed efficiency in beef cattle more info
Reproduction
  • Using sexed semen in commercial herds more info
  • Improving fixed-time artificial insemination systems for beef heifers more info