Performance of Domestic Bison

Practical Lessons In Feeding Bison Bulls For Meat

Bison bulls fed for meat will consume a wide variety of feeds with some subtle differences observed in performance. Bulls gained faster on higher energy content feeds with lower cost per pound of gain even though higher energy feeds were more expensive. Th…
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Effect of Time of Year on Average Daily Gain of Feedlot Finished Bison (Bison bison)

The plains bison has been farmed or ranched since before the turn of the century when the species was rescued from extinction (Roe 1970; Dary 1974). At one time, considerable interest was shown in the bison as a species to hybridize with cattle and Agricul…
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Management, gain and productivity of Peace Country bison (Bison bison)

With the increase in bison ranching came an identified need for research to improve productivity and management of commercial bison herds. Previous research, obtained from free-ranging and park herds (McHugh 1958; Meagher 1978; Reynolds et al. 1982; Hawley…
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Performance of American bison (Bison bison) in Feedlots

The performance of bison finished on grain and forage was evaluated in summer and winter. In the first experiment, 58 bison bulls were finished for slaughter (90 day period beginning in late October 1993 and 1994). Half of the bulls fed with a feed-weigh s…
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Real-Time Ultrasound Evaluation of Carcass Traits

The importance of carcass trait information will increase as value based marketing and quality assurance programs become more widespread. However, many other traits such as reproductive performance, structural soundness, calving ease, growth rate and birth…
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