John E. Rouse Beef Improvement Center

The John E. Rouse-Colorado State University Beef Improvement Center, formerly known as the One Bar Eleven Ranch is located nine miles east of Riverside and 26 miles southeast of Saratoga, Wyoming along the North Platte River.

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cattle in pasture

Beef Improvement Center Statistics

Total Ranch Acreage


The remainder of the land is dry land, sage brush, homestead and buildings.

State Leased Land

BLM Land


Irrigated Alfalfa

Irrigated Hay Meadows

Irrigated Pasture

angus cows standing in corral at the Beef Improvement Center

BIC Livestock


Purebred but non-registered Angus cattle are owned by the Department of Animal Sciences. Ranch management is supervised by personnel in the Department of Animal Sciences.

Annual Beef Improvement Center Bull Sale

Every spring we offer a percentage of our yearling bulls for sale to private cattle growers.

How to Connect

We are happy to answer your questions and offer any additional information you need.

Contact Us

Ranch Phone
(307) 327-5339

Unit Manager
Lindsey Wamsley

Herd Manager
Brian Talamantes

Ranch Operations Specialist
Jack Cameron

Mark Enns and Beef Improvement Center staff standing outside