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15 Yearling Heifers for Sale

Montoso Bison Company in New Mexico has 15 yearling heifers for sale. Bloodlines include Colorado Bison Co. and Snyder Land and Development genetics. Great disposition. Contact John Painter at 575-770-7751 to inquire.

2018 Bull Calves for Sale

For Sale in Northeastern Wyoming:  Package of 55 head 2018 bull calves (bottom five have been taken off).  Weaned late March.  Wormed with Safeguard drench and Cydectin Injectable.  Vaccinated with One Shot and Ultrabac7. 

Weighed on June 7th.  Avg weight 571lbs.  Median Weight 566.  Bottom 4 weights: 452,467,472, and 485.  Top 4: 670, 672, 676, and 708. 

Currently feeding 4+pounds of a mix of 20% and 15% cake.  And 10 plus pounds (minus what they are wasting) of grass hay.  Only trying to frame them up for the feeder, not trying to pack the weight on them. 

They are bunk broke, calm (for buffalo), tagged, and ready to move on. 

Price is $3.15/lb. 

Text or Call Jim Bush at (307) 752 0867 or email

2019 North Dakota Buffalo Association Simulcast Auction and Winter Meeting

NDBA Winter Meeting and Simulcast Auction for Dec. 14th and that will be at the Radisson Inn in Bismarck, ND. Please visit for more details.

Retirement Sell Off

Retirement Sell Off
100 12 – 14 month heifers ($1,850.00)
75 two-year old heifers ready to breed ($2,350.00)
75 yearling bulls ($1,950.00)
75 Early yearling heifers ($1,850.00)
4 to 10 year old cows ($2,850.00)
Two to Four year old breeding bulls ($4,000.00)
17 Mature cow/calf pairs ($3,350.00)
ALL Vaccinated and calf hood vaccinated
ALL inquiries / office contact
Robbie 502-321-9322

Let’s Process This for a Minute

Perhaps you saw this in the news a couple of weeks ago: New evidence links ultra-processed foods with a range of health risks.

When I saw variations of this headline spill in through my news feeds, I immediately did my 1980’s best Valley Girl imitation…”Like, duh.” I assume that the lead researcher in this study was none other than Dr. Obvious.

What made me really scratch my head, though, was that most of these articles were accompanied by a photo of a cheeseburger deluxe with French fries.

Cheeseburger and French fries ultra-processed? Let’s break this down.

The cheeseburger consisted of one patty made from 100 percent meat (preferably bison) which consists of ground trimmings. Period.

The cheese goes through a bit more processing, but likely consists of milk, whey, yeast and salt. Then, there’s the lettuce, tomatoes, pickle and onion which are…well…lettuce tomatoes, pickle and onion.

The French fries? Sliced, fried potatoes. Agreed; they aren’t the epitome of health food, but deep frying doesn’t qualify as ultra-processed.

The bun may be considered highly processed, but I generally eat my bison burgers without a bun.

The authors apparently had difficulties identifying a specific product that would qualify as highly processed, so I am happy to help them out.

The best place to determine ultra-processed is to look at the ingredient panel for various types of food. Here’s one ingredient panel that caught my eye:

Water, textured wheat protein, coconut oil, potato protein, natural flavors, 2% or less of: leghemoglobin (heme protein), yeast extract, salt, soy protein isolate, konjac gum, xanthan Gum, thiamin (vitamin B1), zinc, niacin, vitamin B6, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin B12.

Wait: That’s the ingredient panel for Impossible Burger®, the lab-created concoction being touted as the healthy, environmentally friendly alternative to meat. Not only is it ultra-processed, but the lab-created heme protein certainly qualifies as genetically modified, and the soy protein isolate is sourced from GMO soybeans.

How about this ingredient panel?

Pea protein isolate, expeller-pressed canola oil, refined coconut oil, water, yeast extract, maltodextrin, natural flavors, gum arabic, sunflower oil, salt, succinic acid, acetic acid, non-GMO modified food starch, cellulose from bamboo, methylcellulose, potato starch, beet juice extract (for color), ascorbic acid (to maintain color), annatto extract (for color), citrus fruit extract (to maintain quality), vegetable glycerin.

That’s the ingredient panel for the Beyond Burger®, another lab-created meat alternative. Making any food from cellulose from bamboo, refined coconut oil, and methylcellulose certainly qualifies that product as ultra-processed.

Perhaps the graphic accompanying the article wasn’t in error. Perhaps the authors just forgot to explain that the ultra-processed item in the picture was one of those laboratory-created burger “alternatives.”

Herd Dispersal

We are sadly looking to liquidate our herd after several other options have not panned out and we move to a fully beef operation in our current location. This is a hearty bunch of animals from many diverse sources around the country. Currently for sale we have:

150 Preg Checked 5-12 years old cows, most now with calves. 800-1000 pounds. Calves from April 1- current of this year.
200 open cows, 3-12 years old. 600-1000 lbs.
200 mostly heifer yearlings and coming 2s and 3s. Weights vary.

We are happy to discuss prices, animals located in Florida. Please send us an email and we will be happy to discuss.

A Head Above the Capitol Herd

Almost every day is fun when you have the privilege of representing bison ranchers from across the United States.

Yesterday was one that I’ll remember for a long, long time.

I was joined by NBA members Mortz Espy of South Dakota and Donnis Baggett of Texas, along with South Dakota taxidermist Gary English as we stood with U.S. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota to celebrate the installation of a bison head mount in the Senator’s Majority Whip office in the U.S. Capitol.

This isn’t the only bison head mount on Capitol Hill, mind you.

 Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) has had a head mount in his office since he first came to Washington, D.C.  Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) has one in his office, as does U.S. Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV) (an NBA member and bison producer, by the way). A few years back, the members of the Kansas Buffalo Association loaned U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) a head mount to put in his office on Capitol Hill. Sen. Moran was quick to point out to his colleagues that his bison head mount was the biggest of the Capitol “herd.”

Those head mounts are all in offices in buildings surrounding the U.S. Capitol.

Earlier this year, I visited with a member of Sen. Thune’s staff with whom I’ve worked for many years. We discussed that, now that the Senator is the Majority Whip in the U.S.  Senate, he has an office just off of the Senate floor in the U.S. Capitol. What would be more appropriate in that office than a head mount of our National Mammal?

 Congressional rules strictly prohibit anyone from providing anything of this stature as a gift to a Senator. So, we put the word out to see if any of our members would be willing to loan a head mount to the Senator to display in his Capitol Office.

 And, as often happens, Sandy and Jacki Limpert of Slim Buttes Buffalo Ranch in South Dakota generously stepped forward. Jacki said that they were having a large old bull mounted, and would be happy to loan it to the Senator to display in his Capitol Office.

Large is an understatement. Gary English of Golden Hills Taxidermy told me, “I have probably created about 2,000 bison mounts throughout my career, and this one is as big as it gets.”

English put his best skills to work. Last week, he shipped the mount to the home of one of Senator Thune’s staff members, who then hauled it to the Capitol in the back of her large SUV. Earlier this morning, English worked with the Capitol construction staff to make sure that the mount was appropriately—and securely—mounted on the wall in the Senator’s outer office. A few hours later, we celebrated the installation with a brief ceremony.

 The Senator even good naturedly donned a pair of Bison Hump Day glasses to commemorate the event (it was Wednesday, after all).

Oh, and we had to break the news to Sen. Moran’s office that there was a new, larger herd bull on Capitol Hill.

During a time of serious debates and contentious arguments in Washington, D.C., this was a day of smiles and celebrations…a day I’ll remember for a long, long time.

Thune Capitol Office Honors National Mammal With Bison Display

Thune Capitol Office Honors National Mammal With Bison Display

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2019) – A large bison bull head mount installed today in the Capitol office of Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD) recognizes the vital cultural, ecological and economic role that bison have played throughout North America.

The National Bison Association and Slim Buttes Buffalo Ranch of Buffalo, SD teamed up to provide a large bison bull head mount on loan to be displayed in Senator Thune’s office in the U.S. Capitol. The mount was installed Tuesday, and the Senator presided over a brief ceremony in the Majority Whip’s office in the U.S. Capitol this afternoon.

“Since South Dakota is home to the largest number of bison on private, tribal, and public lands, I am proud to be able to honor our national mammal with a display in my Capitol office,” Thune said. “This is an opportunity to remind visitors in Washington of the important role this magnificent animal has played in South Dakota and throughout our nation.”

Dave Carter, Executive Director of the National Bison Association, said, “Three years ago, Senator Thune and his colleagues unanimously enacted legislation designating bison as our National Mammal. We are honored that this animal now has a symbolic presence in the U.S. Capitol.

The bison mount to be installed in Thune’s office belongs to Sandy and Jacki Limpert of Slim Buttes Buffalo Ranch.

“We are honored to be able to loan this beautiful mount to be displayed in the Senator’s office,” Jacki said. “We love knowing that many of our nation’s top leaders—and everyday citizens—will be able to appreciate the majesty of this animal when they visit his office.”

The taxidermy was provided by Gary English of Golden Hills Taxidermy in Rapid City, who said, “I have probably created about 2,000 bison mounts throughout my career, and this one is as beautiful as it gets.”

Bison had mounts already grace the several offices of Senators and Representatives in their offices on Capitol Hill, but this will is the first display in an office located inside the U.S. Capitol building.

Eastern Bison Association Fall Conference at Owl Creek Bison

Eastern Bison Association Fall Conference on October 4-5, 2019 at Owl Creek Bison in Frankfort, OH.

Please visit for details.

2019 Bison Promotional Brochure

Back for the 2019 bison direct-marketing season is our very popular Bison Food Booklet, which was included as an insert in our Spring Bison World magazine, and is also offered as a stand-alone publication suitable for promotional use and distribution to consumers and food enthusiasts! The booklets are perfect for handing out at farmers’ markets or at your on-farm store. They also make great promotional tools for your food truck or trade-show booth. The 8-page booklet contains nutritional, cuts, cooking and preparation technique information as well as plenty of delicious recipes. This year’s theme, Have it all With Bison features Easy Weeknight Meals and Decadent Dinners. Price is just $1 per booklet, plus shipping and handling.

NBA member pricing – $1/each

Non-NBA member pricing – $3/each

Not a member? Join the NBA here.