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Livestock and Range Research Laboratory


Fort Keogh is a 55,000 acre USDA - Agriculture Research Service (ARS) rangeland beef cattle research facility. It is 1 of 14 research locations that make up the 8 state Northern Plains Area  of ARS. It is operated in cooperation with the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station *, the agriculture research component of Montana State University*.

Our Mission is to research and develop ecologically and economically sustainable range animal management systems that ultimately meet consumers needs.

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Hoofin' It for Hunger - October 14th - click here for result and pictures


Fort Keogh Researcher

December 2012



A New Way to Use Herbicides: To Sterilize, Not Kill Weeds

May 2010


Line 1

Excess livestock sale catalog

Sale Website*


Strategies Developed for More Efficient Beef Cattle Production

January 2011 


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InterviewAndy Roberts Interviewed - Strategies Developed for More Efficient Beef Cattle Production


75th Anniversary
Sire Summary for Line 1 Hereford Cattle
  Science for Kids
Information for you on all kinds of science - take a look around!




Fort Keogh  GIS Information


80 Years of Vegetation and Landscape Changes in the Northern Great Plains: A Photographic Record

 80 years of Vegetation & Landscape Changes in the Northern Great Plains: A Photographic Record   

Current Nutrient Content from Range Cattle

* Goes to a non-federal site

About the pictures on our site...

All the graphics and photos used on our website depict research efforts and landscapes from the NPA. Many of the pictures were taken by the skilled photographers of ARS' monthly Agricultural Research magazine. Photographers represented on our site include:  Scott Bauer, Jack Dykinga, Keith Weller, Stephen Ausmus, Tim McCabe, Bruce Fritz, and Bob Richard, APHIS.  

Other pictures on our site were provided by Fort Keogh employees. We thank them, as well, for their beautiful contributions! 

Note: Many of the photos used on this site can be downloaded from the ARS Image Gallerywebsite, along with hundreds of others depicting ARS research from across the nation. Both high and low resolution versions are available. Enjoy!

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USDA, ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory
243 Fort Keogh Rd., Miles City, MT  59301-4016
Phone: 406-874-8200, Fax:  406-874-8289