Texas Bison Advantage Workshop
October 24 & 25, 2014
at Barksdale Bison ranch in Crockett, TX
The Texas Bison Association will hold their Texas Bison Advantage Workshop at the Barksdale Bison ranch in Crockett, TX on October 24 & 25, 2014. The workshop will start with a non-competitive adult bison judging seminar on Friday afternoon, October 24th. This will be a great learning experience for everyone involved and will be followed by additional events including a social that evening in Crockett. On Saturday the youth take over with the Texas State Championship Bison Junior Judging event. More details to follow, put it on your calendar!
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."