The University of Idaho is home to an excellent collection of facilities that support Idaho’s billion-dollar beef industry and help train students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Animal and Veterinary Science
program. Facilities also support the Washington-Idaho Veterinary Program (WOI)
. Most facilities offer student internships and opportunities for research.
Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension & Education Center, Salmon
This scenic 1,000-acre ranch just north of Salmon pioneers studies on animal identification systems, genetic improvement, reproductive efficiency, forage production, and grazing practices.
Caine Veterinary Teaching Center, Caldwell
The Caine Center maintains a highly-rated and effective veterinary medicine teaching hospital. It accepts food animal cases by referral from veterinarians. Also, lab services
include bacteriology, virology, histopathology and clinical pathology.
Vandal Meat Lab, UIdaho Campus, Moscow
A teaching lab and a popular public outlet for Vandal Brand Meats—including hams at Christmas—this lab sells meat products generated by activities of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Sales help fund costs of livestock, supplies, and maintenance of the facilities.
Palouse Research, Extension & Education Center, UIdaho Campus, Moscow
The Center oversees some 1,250 acres from Moscow to Genesee and more than $10.6 million in infrastructure, including historic barns, livestock facilities, a research laboratory, farm operations center, and dairy. Local, state, and national dairy, beef, equine, and sheep industries are served through the Center.
Moscow Campus Livestock
Animal nutrition, disease transmission and control, animal product quality, genetics, and molecular biology related studies rely on 110 milking cows, 60 head of Charlolais in the teaching beef herd, and 120 breeding ewes and 67 rams—purebred Suffolk and Cheviots.