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Agricultural Research Center – Hays

Saline Experimental Range

K-State Saline Experimental Range

Overview

The Saline Experimental Range (SER) is a 2,400 acre contiguous tract of native range acquired in 1994. The SER consists of a variety of upland, lowland, and breaks range sites. It is operated as a satellite of the Agricultural Research Center-Hays in support of forage-based, beef-production systems research. Cattle are watered by numerous ponds and a well with an underground water distribution system.

Facilities / Land Resources

The research facility includes cattle working facilities, including an office/lab, tack room, storage space, hydraulic squeeze chute, tub, and alley, sorting and holding corrals, and a load-out chute. The building and corrals were completed in 1998.

ClassOwnedLeasedTotal
Cropland000
Rangeland240002400
B-R-W <1>000
Acres240002400
<1>   B-R-W=Buildings, Roads, Waterways

Maps

The Saline Experimental Range is located in the Saline River watershed approximately 25 miles northeast of Hays in Ellis County.

Contact Information

Ag. Research Center-Hays
1232 240th Avenue Hays, Kansas 67601-9228
Phone: 785-625-3425
Fax: 785-623-4369