Southern Plains Bison Pointers August 2016

Looking Out for Them   Southern plains bison have been blessed this year with unusual rains in the dog days of summer and lots and lots of grass. I have actually seen cool-season prairie bloom, and cool soaking rains in August. My biggest message to bison owners is ‘don’t let your guard down – and be on the lookout’ (!) Lots of grass and lots of rain, means: lots of parasites. Having your guard up about the parasites is all about being on the lookout for how your animals are looking. If they are gaining weight and looking ‘bloomy’, you … Read more