Please provide the number, age, and class of animals to be sold at auction:
11 – Five year old cows (exposed to bulls)
7 – Two year old cows (exposed to bulls)
Please provide the Birthplace and approximate birth date of animals to be listed:
Five year old cows – 2016 Reva, South Dakota
Two year old cows – 2019 Sheridan, Wyoming
Please provide the complete feed/nutritional regimen:
100% grass fed. Free choice minerals and salt. Any hay feed is prairie grass. Herd also receives protein block.
What is the vaccination history?
ViraShield 6V5 HB
Pyramind 5+ Presponse
Vision 7 Somnus
What is the deworming history?
Dectomax given 12/10/2021
What is the culling and retention protocol for the breeding herd that the animals came from?
Cull any animal that hasn’t given birth in two years
What is the size of your breeding herd?
42 Cows, 3 Bulls
What is the size of your land base?
How long have you been raising bison? How long at this location?
4 years, 1 year in current location.
What is the average cow weight?
Five year olds — 1,000 lbs
Two year olds — 874 lbs
What is the average (or usual range) of pregnancy (and/or weaning rate)?
95% — weaning occurs in October/November
What type of pasture fences are the animals trained to?
6 wire single- strand fence. Animals are trained very well to fences.
What land management style is followed? (Rotational grazing, season long-grazing, etc.)
Holistic rotational grazing.
What method are the animals moved? (call, drive, both, horseback, pickups, 4-wheelers, etc.)
Called / pulled with carb/water as a motivator
Do you have any information about the genetic lineage of your herd to share?
Cows purchased from Great Plains Buffalo in Rena, South Dakota. Closed herd.
Is your breeding herd composed of plains, woods, or a mix of both?
Herd exposed to three pulls, Two Plains Bison and one Bull 75% Plains / 25% Woods.
Do you have any DNA test results to share?
Please provide weight data that shows how the animals offered for sale compared to their age/sex classmates:
Five Year Old Cows: (all exposed to bulls)
#2 – 1,025 lbs
#4 – 1,035 lbs
#25 – 1,185 lbs
#26 – 890 lbs
#30 – 855 lbs
#39 – 1,135 lbs
#42 – 935 lbs
#49 – 925 lbs
#52 – 1,180 lbs
#54 – 860 lbs
#69 – 965 lbs
Two Year Old Cows: (all exposed to bulls – yellow tag)
#26 – 910 lbs
#28 – 830 lbs
#29 – 730 lbs
#30 – 905 lbs
#31 – 920 lbs
#34 – 885 lbs
#36 – 940 lbs
Please provide any additional information that you feel would be helpful: