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Buffalo
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mike    Posted 03-06-2002 at 09:50:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
anyone out here raise bison,lets share some thought,got into it for the meat, i only raise bulls


Jim(MO)    Posted 03-07-2002 at 09:40:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A friend, who I hadn't seen for a number of years, looked me up awhile back. I was completely amazed at this former city bred and raised yuppie gal. She now has a buffaloe/bison operation on 160 acres just a little south of Kansas City. Her and her husband operate it pretty much by themselves. They found a U.S.D.A. approved slaughter house and sell steaks to the more trendy retaurant's around the area. This isn't their sole source of income but is doing pretty well. The meat I've seen for sale, either at restaurants or retail outlet's, is a little pricey for me thouth.


mike    Posted 03-07-2002 at 12:59:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
you can get the price down if you buy 1 and raise it for a year or two. you can even slaughter it yourself not difficult


dennis    Posted 03-06-2002 at 17:32:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Mike,
I was wondering if they are hard to raise and are they expensive to purchase when small.?
Thanks,
Dennis


mike    Posted 03-06-2002 at 17:46:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
ive had scottish highlanders,and beefalo yes beefalo;they are 1/3 buffalo. buffalo are by far the easiest of the group.most stuff you read will tell you that you should use at minumum 7 foot fence but ive found out all you need is 1 or2 strands of barb on top of cattle fence.they are very content with plenty of fresh water and hay. and they dont make any noise like cows moooing.and are a very healthy choice for red meat.where i am you can pick up calf bulls for 500.00 each. reccomend buying 2 obvious reasons.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 03-06-2002 at 19:28:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes Mike, feed sure beats fences for keeping stock in dosen't it. Friend of my cousin had some for a while, meat dosn't have much fat.
Bob


buffaloman    Posted 03-07-2002 at 14:55:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
They are very inexpensive and keep in anything a strand barbwire with a hot wire. Just watch out when the bull is in season he can be mean. Otherwise they are alot better than those cheap beefalo


Bob /Ont.    Posted 03-07-2002 at 15:44:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Buffaloman. Your right, two most dangerous animals a bull or a boar pig, the quiet ones the worst. Talked to a man out west he had Braman cattel the bull was as tame as a dog, came right up to us, stood by the water wagon so he could jump on his back. I worry what might happen some day.
By now Bob


bob    Posted 03-07-2002 at 15:54:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
they have been selling buffalo at sioux city stockyards every month price i think is lower than 500 sad part is stockyards is closing end of month and torn down so home depot can build at one time largest stockyards lot of them in Nebr across the river


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