White Sands Unit has 440 acres and was originally a tung research unit operated cooperatively by USDA and Mississippi state. Currently it is the main beef cattle research unit with about 150 mature cows, 11 bulls and 54 replacement heifers. The beef cattle research is based on cow-calf production, which is the most common beef cattle enterprise in south Mississippi. Current research is using the 1996 NRC equation to investigate methods of reducing winter feeding cost through more effective supplementation.
For further information, contact: Dr. Daniel Rivera