Facilities available at the Blount Unit include fifty-four pens that make up three feeding barns and four cattle-working facilities that consist of shaded holding pens, a sweep tub, electronic scales, and squeeze chute. The Unit also contains a sheep barn and multiple covered outside shade pens.
The Blount Unit has 135 cow/calf pairs. In addition to cattle research, the Unit conducts multiple projects in crop production research, including: twenty-four acres of land dedicated to eastern gammagrass research and half an acre devoted to orchardgrass grazing. The Unit also grows their own hay and corn silage for cattle feed.
Contact the Blount Unit:
East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center–Blount Unit
4341 UT Farm Road
Louisville, TN 37777