Corona Range and Livestock Research Center is located in the southeast central portion of New Mexico approximately 8 miles
northeast of Corona, NM. The center occupies area in both Lincoln and Torrance counties. It covers approximately 43.47 square
miles (27,830 acres or 11,262 hectares). Elevations on the ranch range from 6,700 feet (2,042 meters) on the top of the mesa in the extreme southwestern corner of the Mesa Pasture to 5,720 feet (1,743 meters) in the extreme southeastern corner of East Johnson Pasture. Rangeland and livestock research utilizing primarily beef cattle and sheep is conducted on the ranch, as we as research on the flora. The Corona ranch is an
example of a short grass prairie ecosystem.
Clayton Livestock Research Center is located about 6 miles east of Clayton, NM. We have 48 pens that we can feed 940 head. Our feedmill is equipped with a steam flaker. We have 10 overhead bins for different commodities, and 2 roughage wagons outside the mill. All of them will feed into a mixer to mix different rations. Our feed truck is set up with a feed box that can feed 6 different pens with different rations. We also can make our own mineral packages in the feedmill. There are also 32 individual feeding studies. The Research Center also has 120 acres under center pivot . We do grazing studies on the wheat pasture. the processing barn is set up with a Silencer chute where we process and get individual weights on the cattle as they go through the facility. As the cattle are processed we have 24 sort pens that we are able to sort the different treatments into. The center pivot is also set up with working facilities that the cattle can be weighed individually and sorted into 8 different treatments pens. The facilities are used for undergrad and grad student working on different research projects. There are 3 residents on the facility. They are for employees and grad students doing research.
Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari has research programs focusing on developing forage and grazing systems for irrigated lands in New Mexico and the western United States; and evaluates traditional and nontraditional crops for adaptation to the local area. An annual field day (link to flyer below) provides an opportunity for interested people to learn about ongoing research projects and other activities.