The TAMU Sheep and Goat Center is located on the O. D. Butler, Jr. Animal Science Complex and offers students a hands-on learning opportunity to build their skills in sheep and goat production, management, and marketing. With a strong history of success, the sheep and goat program offers Texans, and the world, information about sheep and goats through our teaching, research and Extension functions.
The Sheep and Goat Center includes a reception/office area that houses student worker areas and an office for the Sheep Center manager. An indoor, climate controlled laboratory allows for activities such as semen collection and evaluation, wool and mohair evaluation, and ultrasounding. The lab also features a semen storage area. The outside pen area includes fenced, outdoor runs for sheep and goats, as well as a working pen facility that allows for hands-on learning.
Wool and mohair evaluation is an important part of our teaching program. Students in the sheep and goat program have access to more than 200 different cataloged fleeces to evaluate for selection.
The Sheep and Goat program offers educational training to youth and adults who are interested in learning more about the sheep and goat industry through Extension outreach efforts such as the Aggieland Goat Camp and Lamb Camp. Students in the Department of Animal Science can gain real-world experience through courses and lab sessions held at the Sheep Center. The Breeding Sheep Show Team brings state and national exposure to our program by successfully exhibiting the TAMU-raised sheep at major livestock shows. They also host an annual lamb and goat sale, held in May, that has been a major success in the past few years.
Texas A&M University Sheep & Goat Center
Colt Sharpton, Assistant Facilities Manager
7707 Raymond Stotzer Parkway (Hwy 60)
College Station, Texas 77845