Bison Biology- Facts About Bison

Bison Anatomy             Bison Ecology                      Did you know? (Odd facts)             Bison Parasitology   Are Bison and Buffalo the same?   Bison or American Bison often called ‘buffalo” or American Buffalo. Although it’s not correct, it’s an old habit formed from the first explorers seeing them and referring to them as an Ox type animal. See: Did you know?    “Buffalo” is a completely different animal than Bison, people are thinking of the Water Buffalo, also called domestic water buffalo or Asian water buffalo, as a large bovid originating in the … Read more

Bison Milk and the Orphan Buffalo Calf

Follow Wesleys’ progress on his YouTube channel.   Care for a Bison / Buffalo calf. I feel so lucky to be able to publish all this information for our bison/buffalo calves. Look at all the people that contributed! This would not have been possible without them. (further down the page is the most recent articles)  Raising Bison Calves   These are a few of the first calf buffalo heifers penned together while calving. One heifer had a freak accident in the night and had to be put out of her misery. She had a new buffalo calf about a week old … Read more

Southern Plains Bison Pointers May 2017

Growing Seasons   Everything is changing and throughout the month of June, southern grasslands and prairies will go through 3 stages that affect herd health. While up north the first green-up is just now in full swing, in the south we are at the end of the first growing season and in the ‘green up’ of the second one – called the warm season.  This means a few things that you should be aware of as you watch and visually inspect the body score of the herd. April is lush and extra nutrition is plentiful during that period, but it … Read more

Southern Plains Bison Pointers March 2017

Calving Season Has Begun   Calving season has begun and if your are among the blessed living history ‘with bison’, there’s nothing like the colors of spring and early summer made more brilliant with a newborn crop of sable American icons alongside their brown mothers. As caring stewards, we try and prepare for the worst during calving season, but with bison normally have little to no trouble. therefore I like to have an orphan kit ready so when something does happen – I can react immediately. An easy mistake to make in calving problem scenarios, is accidentally causing a high … Read more