Nutritional Research

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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Feed-Weigh Station as a Method of Grain-Finishing Bison (Bison bison) Bulls

A total of 58 bison bulls were finished for slaughter using modified dairy cattle feeding station technology (FWS) as a source for feed grains. Bison had comparable average daily grain intake (6.2, 6.6 ,4.5 ,7.32 kgd-1); average daily forage intake (5.4, 3…
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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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