Layer and Breeder Building
The Layer and Breeder Building was one of the buildings located at the Agriculture Center along northbound Interstate 45.
2500 Avenue M
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At one time the Agriculture Department proposed a parking lot replace the unused building.
A 2009 photograph of the road between the Tractor Lab and Layer and Breeder Building looking south toward Raven Nest Golf Club.
This 2011 image was taken few months after the removal of the Layer and Breeder Building and the Poultry and the Swine labs.
A closeup image from 2012 of the south perimeter of the Layer and Breeder Building - notice the tell-tale utility markers and sidewalk.
A 2012 photograph of the road between the Tractor Lab and the site of the Layer and Breeder Building looking north toward ... eh, not much.
Interview with Bobby Lane (2009)
The 8,840 square-foot structure housed poultry, specifically layers (chickens raised for egg production) and breeders (chickens raised for selective breeders).
For six years, starting around 1988-89, the eastern end of the building was used for alligator research.
The building, not in use since the mid-1990s, was demolished in late 2010. An underground waste collection tank was also removed during this time.
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