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The University of Idaho is home to an excellent collection of facilities across Idaho. These facilities support the state’s billion-dollar beef industry and help train students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Facilities also support the Washington-Idaho Veterinary Program. Most offer student internships and opportunities for research.

Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension & Education Center

Salmon, Idaho

This scenic 1,000-acre ranch north of Salmon pioneers studies on
▪ animal identification systems
▪ genetic improvement
▪ reproductive efficiency
▪ forage production
▪ grazing practices

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Caine Veterinary Teaching Center

Caldwell, Idaho

The Caine Center maintains a highly-rated and effective veterinary medicine teaching hospital. It accepts food animal cases by referral from veterinarians. Lab services include
▪ bacteriology
▪ virology
▪ histopathology
▪ clinical pathology

Caine Center Website >

Vandal Meat Lab

UI Campus, Moscow, Idaho

A teaching lab and a popular sales outlet for Vandal Brand Meats, this lab sells meat products generated by activities of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science. Sales help fund costs of livestock, supplies and maintenance of the facilities.

Vandal Meats website >

Palouse Research, Extension & Education Center

Moscow, Idaho

PREEC oversees over 1,200 acres from Moscow to Genesee and more than $10.6 million in infrastructure, including
▪ historic barns
▪ livestock facilities
▪ research laboratory
▪ farm operations center
▪ dairy

Local, state and national dairy, beef, equine and sheep industries are served through PREEC. 

Palouse REEC Website >

Moscow Campus Livestock

Animal nutrition, disease transmission and control, animal product quality, genetics and molecular biology related studies rely on these livestock:

  • 110 milking cows
  • 60 head of Charlolais in the teaching beef herd
  • 120 breeding ewes and 67 rams—purebred Suffolk and Cheviots