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The Bison Centre of Excellence has collected a variety of books related to the bison and the bison industry. In this section we have listed some of them and provided a brief description of their contents. Many of these books are available through the Nati…
Textbooks Related to Bison The Bison Centre of Excellence has collected a variety of books related to the bison and the bison industry. In this section we have listed some of the… https://www.bisoncentre.com/resources/resource-library/advanced-bison-information-producers/reference-textbooks/

Don’t be Disappointed… Some Tips On Preparing Bison Hides!

Proper preparation of bison hides will help ensure a quality end product. Here are a few tips on how to process the hides before sending them away to be tanned.
Bisset Creek Tanners Box 148 Smeaton, Saskatchewan S0J 2J0 Phone (306) 426-2036 or (306) 222-4425 any time. Summary Proper preparation of bison hides will help ensure a qualit… https://www.bisoncentre.com/resources/resource-library/advanced-bison-information-producers/dont-be-disappointed-some-tips-preparing-bison-hides/

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Import/Export Regulations for Bison

The following letter is addressed to bison producers in the US. It outlines the regulations of the US Fish and Wildlife Service that pertain to importing and exporting bison. It explains the rules which govern the importation and exportation of woods and …
Scott Peltier US Fish and Wildlife Service Summary The following letter is addressed to bison producers in the US. It outlines the regulations of the US Fish and Wildlife Serv… https://www.bisoncentre.com/resources/resource-library/bison-basics/regulatory-basics/us-fish-and-wildlife-importexport-regulations-bison/

The Captive Ungulate Program as it Applies to Farmed Bison

In January of this year, representatives from the Canadian Bison Association (CBA) and the Animal Health Program of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) met to discuss current issues and future directions relating to the Captive Ungulate Program (CU…
By Dr. Maria Koller Senior Program Specialist Disease Control Animal Health & Production Division CFIA March 13, 2001 In January of this year, representatives from the Canad… https://www.bisoncentre.com/resources/resource-library/bison-basics/regulatory-basics/captive-ungulate-program-it-applies-farmed-bison/

North American Bison Registry

The North American Bison Registry has switched from a red blood cell (RBC) based registry to a DNA based registry. The process will take place over a period of time in order to have a smooth transition. Using DNA has many advantages over the older RBC tes…
Susan Maass Reprinted from Bison World, July/August/September, 1999 Summary The North American Bison Registry has switched from a red blood cell (RBC) based registry to a DNA … https://www.bisoncentre.com/resources/resource-library/bison-basics/regulatory-basics/north-american-bison-registry/

Import Health Requirements of Canada for Exported From the United States

Editor's Note: Call any USDA Veterinary Services office for a complete list of requirements regarding import/export of bison. I've tried to hit the high points of these regulations. They are condensed from over 20 pages of requirements and definitions . …
Reprinted from Bison World, October/November/December, 1999 Summary Editor's Note: Call any USDA Veterinary Services office for a complete list of requirements regarding impor… https://www.bisoncentre.com/resources/resource-library/bison-basics/regulatory-basics/import-health-requirements-canada-exported-united-states/

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point

In a world that is getting increasingly concerned about food safety and quality control, animal industries are instituting measures that will increase consumer confidence in their products. The bison industry is working on instituting a HACCP program tha…
Gerald Hauer, DVM Bison Production Specialist Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Bison Centre of Excellence, Leduc, Alberta. Phone: (780) 986-4100 Reprinted from T… https://www.bisoncentre.com/resources/resource-library/bison-basics/regulatory-basics/hazard-analysis-critical-control-point/

Canadian Food Inspection Agency- Alberta District Offices

District District Veterinarian Phone Fax Brooks Box 1329 108-1 Street W T1R 1C6 Dr. S.G. Ellefson 430-362-3539 362-5811 Calgary Room 113 3650 - 36 St. NW … https://www.bisoncentre.com/resources/resource-library/bison-basics/regulatory-basics/canadian-food-inspection-agency-alberta-district-offices/

A Quick Reminder-Bison Import Regulations

To import bison from the US certain procedures must be followed. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has set up a protocol that minimizes the risk of importing diseased bison. This article summarizes the requirements for importing bison from The United St…
Optional Import Protocol for Bison from the USA Reprinted from the Smoke Signals, August 1999, pages 85-86 Summary: To import bison from the US certain procedures must be fo… https://www.bisoncentre.com/resources/resource-library/bison-basics/regulatory-basics/quick-reminder-bison-import-regulations/

Business Directory

The Bison Producers of Alberta features an extensive directory of businesses where consumers can locate fresh high quality Bison meat around the Province of Alberta. In addition w… https://www.bisoncentre.com/resources/members/

New executive for the BPA

At the Annual General Meeting held during the Wildrose Convention on March 14th, four new Directors were elected to the Board of the Bison Producers of Alberta Association. Voted in were Steven Lunty in the South Region, Neil Hochstein and Neil McAlliste…
At the Annual General Meeting held during the Wildrose Convention on March 14th, four new Directors were elected to the Board of the Bison Producers of Alberta Association.  Voted… https://www.bisoncentre.com/news/latest-news/bison-blog/2015/09/new-executive-bpa/

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