Herd Data Questionnaire:
Please provide the number, age, and class of animals to be sold at auction:
8 – 2 year old bulls
4 – 3 year old bulls
2 – 4 year old bulls
3 – 3 year old cows
5 – 4 year old cows
3 – 10 years and older cows
Please provide the Birthplace and approximate birth date of animals to be listed:
All animals born on site.
Please provide the complete feed/nutritional regimen:
Iodized salt and mineral blocks, protein tubs with flaxmeal. Pasture supplemented with cane feed in the winter. Due to drought have fed milo bales last two winters.
What is the vaccination history?
Virashiield 6 and Covexin 8 for pneumonia and clostridium
What is the deworming history?
Pour on Ivermectin at roundup
What is the culling and retention protocol for the breeding herd that the animals came from?
Cow is culled after 2 breeding cycles without a calf.
What is the size of your breeding herd?
42 cows 3 years and older. 27 bulls two years and older
What is the size of your land base?
How long have you been raising bison? How long at this location?
Raising since 2008, and at this location since 2010
What is the average cow weight?
What is the average (or usual range) of pregnancy (and/or weaning rate)?
Do not have records.
What type of pasture fences are the animals trained to?
4 strand, 50″ high. Most fence is high tensile steel and all is electric.
What land management style is followed? (Rotational grazing, season long-grazing, etc.)
Rotate between six pastures. Feed in winter months, but allow free range the whole pasture.
What method are the animals moved? (call, drive, both, horseback, pickups, 4-wheelers, etc.)
Do you have any information about the genetic lineage of your herd to share?
The black ones are from Custer State Park in South Dakota.
Is your breeding herd composed of plains, woods, or a mix of both?
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:
See chart below.
Please provide any additional information that you feel would be helpful:
We rotate our herd on six paddocks on 1,400 acress. Flax, mineral and protein tubs along with iodized salt block are available for free feeding. We supplement pasture grazing with feed from October through April.