The Saline Experimental Range (SER) is a 2,400 acre contiguous tract of native range acquired in 1994. It is operated as a satellite of the Agricultural Research Center-Hays in support of forage-based, beef-production systems research. Located in the Saline River watershed approximately 25 miles northeast of Hays, the SER consists of a variety of upland, lowland, and breaks range sites. Cattle are watered by numerous ponds and a well with an underground water distribution system. New facilities consisting of a 42' x 60' building housing an office/lab, tack room, storage, hydraulic squeeze chute, tub, and alley, plus sorting and holding corrals, and a load-out chute were completed in 1998.