Number, age, and class of animals to be sold at auction*:
19 Yearling Bulls
11 Yearling Heifers
Birthplace and approximate birth date of animals to be listed:
Wood River, Nebraska
Born May-June 2021
Complete feed/nutritional regimen:
Grass fed, no supplemental feeding, mineral purina wind and rain all season, free choice mineral salt blocks
Culling & Retention protocol for the breeding herd that the animals came from:
Bison are culled or retained based on genetic diversity potential, heterozygocity, and a genetic index model. Bulls are introduced to bring new genetics from federal herds. Cows and heifers are kept to preserve genetic diversity.
Size of breeding herd:
70 adult animals
Size of land base:
How long have you been raising bison? How long at this location?:
Since 2015, in location and operation age.
Average cow weight:
Average cow weight is 1150 lbs.
Average (or usual range) of pregnancy (and/or weaning rate):
Our breeding age females have an 80%
What types of pasture fences are the animals trained to:
We have 8′ 6-wire fence, 4 barbed and 2 electric high tinsel.
What land management style is followed? (Rotational grazing, season long-grazing, etc.):
Rotational grazing and patch burn/haygrazing.
What method are the animals moved? (call, drive, both, horseback, pickups, 4 whlrs, etc):
Call and pellets / cake.
Do you have any information about the genetic lineage of your herd to share?:
Yes, see below heritage from several federal herds.
Is your breeding herd composed of plains, woods, or a mix of both?
Do you have any DNA test results to share?:
Yes, see chart below.
Please provide weight data that shows how the animals offered for sale compare to their age/sex classmates:
Yearling Bull Average 780
Yearling Heifer Average 740
Please provide any additional information that you feel would be helpful: