Welcome to the Southeast Research Station

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The Southeast Research Station has been devoted to serving the people of Louisiana for more than 50 years. The station is committed to the advancement of dairy farming and forage production, while promoting good stewardship of the land throughout Louisiana.

The station is in the heart of the dairy region in Louisiana (St. Helena, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes), where more than 90 percent of Louisiana dairy cows are maintained. A team of specialists generates research and extension information in a range of disciplines, particularly forage quality, dairy nutrition, wastewater treatment and nutrient management.

The station currently supports nearly 300 dairy cows. The free-stall barn has the capacity to house over 200 lactating cows; the experimental free-stall barn, equipped with Calan gates, can host studies of up to 64 cows. Another 300 head of young stock are raised on pastures at the station.

The station’s Forage Quality Laboratory is fully equipped to provide basic feed analyses for farmers in Louisiana and Mississippi.

From school field trips to people from around the world, the Southeast Research Station welcomes visitors year-round. Come visit us!

For more information, please contact:

Charlie Hutchison
Faculty Member in charge
Southeast Research Station
P.O. Drawer 569
Franklinton, LA 70438
Phone: (985) 839-2322
Fax: (985) 839-3202

Gary Hay
Director,School of Animal Sciences
105 Francioni Hall - LSU Campus
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-3241
Fax: (225) 578-3279

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