Welcome to Fort Keogh, a 55,000 acre USDA- Agricultural Research Service rangeland beef cattle research facility operated in cooperation with the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station. Click on the picture for an Introduction to Fort Keogh.
The mission of this unit is to develop ecologically and economically sustainable range animal management systems that meet consumers' needs. Agriculture is the business of capturing solar energy and transferring it to humankind for their use (i.e., food and fiber), and grazing of rangelands is one of the most sustainable forms of agriculture known. Research focus is on developing profitable management tactics that enhance the efficiency whereby solar energy is captured by the forage resource and subsequently harvested and assimilated by grazing animals into highly desirable agricultural products.