The NBA Bison Producer’s App

The National Bison Association is pleased to announce its new NBA Bison Producer’s App, now available for both iOS and Android devices, and is among the deliverables resulting from a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA) and the project it’s underwriting – Record Keeping for Risk Mitigation. The project …
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Calculating Cost of Production

The following seven worksheets are Excel spread sheet files, a Microsoft Office product. If you do not have this software contact the NBA office. Please read the description for each worksheet before starting. Although these worksheets are valuable planning tools, users should keep in mind that many outside factors will affect the outcome of your …
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Herd Health Resources

Animal health is more than just the absence of disease. The presence or absence of disease is usually not the best gauge of individual or herd health. Depending on the production goals set for the herd, the best indicators of a truly healthy herd are whether production goals are being met. If the herd is …
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Bison Welfare Audit

Low Stress Bison Handling Welfare Audit available here By Mark Kossler and Aaron Paulson, Turner Enterprises The last forty years have seen the development and marketing of “resistance free” training in horses as a “new way” of training horses and riding them that makes them soft, safe, reliable, and extremely responsive to the rider’s direction …
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Bison Resources

NBA Regional Bison Management Working Papers The NBA developed four regional bison management working papers in 2021 to start to drill down on the regional variances of bison management and marketing. The regions – North, South, East and West – each had its own working group of bison producers who each contributed to their respective …
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Bison Research Library

Thanks to the support of the National Buffalo Foundation and help from members of the NBA Science and Research Committee, NBA members now have access to a thorough library of bison-specific research. The Complete Review of Bison Literature Review project, conducted by Dr. Gerald Huntington, offers overviews of nearly 2,000 bison research papers to NBA …
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Bison Processing Database

Processing meat can be an enormous challenge in the bison business, due to the nature of the animal and our relative low-volume, great planning is needed to secure a consistent packer for your products. The NBA has compiled a list of USDA voluntary inspected processing plants across the U.S. We refer our Canadian members to …
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