Louis Pearce Pavilion is located on George Bush Drive between Wellborn Road and F.M. 2818 and is used to support teaching and Extension activities, including judging contests, youth camps, clinics, livestock competitions, and other events. This air conditioned facility features one small classroom, the TAMU Wool and Mohair Evaluation Lab, a dirt arena, and covered livestock pens.
The main arena is large and versatile in its use. Livestock clinics, judging contests, and shows are commonly held here throughout the year. The arena can be set up with stalls, pens, and show rings and can also be used for working demonstrations and hands-on interaction with livestock.
The wool lab, used by the Texas A&M University Wool Evaluation Team, is located on the west side of the Pavilion. It stores over 200 cataloged fleeces and contains two wool grading rails. This facility is used by the nearly 100 freshman students enrolled in the Wool and Mohair Evaluation class and also by many local 4-H and FFA members interested in wool and mohair evaluation.
Several open air livestock pens are located at the back of the building, along with small animal wash rack facilities, and a feed and equipment storage area. These covered pens are suitable for hogs, goats, lambs, and cattle.
The east side of the Pavilion features 200 folding armchair seats, and bleacher seating for an additional 200 people. The west side also features fold-out bleacher seating for 500 people, and can also be used for dinner functions and trade show exhibits.
The small classroom is suitable for approximately 30 students and accommodates a variety of audio-visual equipment. It is also ideal for clinics, meetings, and other small group needs.
The Pavilion is managed under the direction of Dr. Shawn Ramsey, with daily supervision provided by two student workers in the Department of Animal Science who live in a small apartment located in the Pavilion.
Louis Pearce Pavilion
Contact: Dr. Shawn Ramsey
555 George Bush Drive West
College Station, Texas 77840