beef cattle with young at Prairie

Prairie Research Unit

The Prairie Research Unit was established in 1962 on 2,400 acres of the Gulf Ordinance Plant. Early research included regional beef cattle breeding project, beef cattle nutrition, diseases, insect control and forage research. Physical improvements were made in the 70's. In January 1988 the unit became a unit of the North Mississippi Experiment Station. Prairie Research Unit is currently home to around 350 commercial cows with fall and spring calving seasons. Research conducted at Prairie focuses on forages and livestock.

Contact Us

Telephone: 662.369.4426
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 60
Prairie, MS 39756

Physical Address:
10223 Hwy 382
Prairie, MS 39756