Montana State Cattle Research @ Red Bluff Ranch 

Red Bluff Research Ranch is a 13,750-acre ranch located in Madison County that is part of Montana State University that occupies most of the once thriving late 19th- to early 20th-century gold mining community in the Hot Springs Mining District, which was second only in gold production to Alder Gulch. The ranch nearly surrounds the town of Norris. About 170 head of cattle and 900 head of sheep are maintained year round at the research ranch. This livestock, as well as the rangeland, are used for both teaching and research.

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