Texas Bison Advantage Workshop
October 25 & 26, 2013
at Jay Barksdale’s ranch near Crockett, TX
Starting Friday, Oct 25 with a social that evening. On Saturday morning we will have the Junior Judging at Jay's ranch a few miles from town; it is where he has his yearling and 2-yr old buffalo. Jay has his cow-calf buffalo herd on a separate ranch and his people will be running the cow-calf herd through the chute that morning for vaccinations, etc. People not involved with the Junior Judging can watch or participate in working the cow-calf herd.
Bison Breeders Handbook
The $40 handbook is available through the National Bison Association website www.bisoncentral.com. The handbook is free to new Active NBA members and is available at a 50 percent discount for current members of the National Bison Association.
"The Bison Producers' Handbook will serve as the industry standard for easy-to-understand information for newcomers and bison veterans alike," said Dave Carter, executive director of the National Bison Association. "The handbook contains information useful to people engaged in small-scale direct marketing, and larger scale commercial enterprises."
Among the chapters included in the Bison Producers' Handbook are:
- Creating a Successful Bison Business
- Getting Started with the Right Animal
- Daily Bison Management
- Low-Stress Handling
- Bison Health
- Grass and Grain Finishing Options
- Marketing and Promotion
- Added Value Products from Bison
Carter noted, "The experts who contributed material for this handbook have been on the front line of building the modern bison business. Their material is based upon actual experience in raising, processing and marketing buffalo during the past three decades."