The Bison Rancher Newsletter

The official newsletter of the Rocky Mountain Bison Association is The Bison Rancher (previously The Buffalo Rancher). RMBA members receive this quarterly, mailed and emailed newsletter which contains important dates, industry & association news, educational articles, and summaries of past events and more.

Check out some of our previous issues here, but to receive real-time information, become a RMBA member.

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Where the Buffalo Roam

We know a thing or two, because we’ve seen a thing or two By Greg Nott, Big Heart Bison One of the first things we learn about buffalo is from the infamous song, “Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam…”. Yes, they do like to roam. From interesting … This past spring I […]

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RMBA member Nicole Jeffries

Highlighting RMBA’s Lifetime Members

We asked three lifetime RMBA members to tell us a little more about themselves. Patty Smith Lay Valley Bison Ranch When John requested an article from me as a RMBA lifetime member, I realized that I really have been in this business for most of a lifetime. Years ago (1973), my ex-husband, Ron Smith and […]

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RMBA 2019 Conferences See Record Attendance

Editor’s note: It might be a while before we can round up together again. Until then, let the memories of our previous gatherings fill the void.  By Jen Graves, RMBA Board Secretary Building on a great 2018, 2019 surpassed expectations with both our Spring Conference and Fall Ranch Tour breaking record attendance. 2019 Spring Conference […]

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RMBA’s Fall Tour Details

Our Fall 2019 Ranch Tour has been scheduled! Our daylong event will cover everything from fencing and facility building materials, design and functional, to pasture health and management. We’ll see bison, enjoy two bison meals together and learn from our community. We will be visiting Rocky Hollow Buffalo Company’s Monkey Ranch, and RMBA members can […]

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Special Announcement from RMBA

A message to members from the Rocky Mountain Buffalo Association: Dear colleagues & friends, I wanted to notify you of an exciting change for the Rocky Mountain Buffalo Association (RMBA). On March 3, 2019, our members voted on and approved a motion to change our association’s business name to the Rocky Mountain Bison Association (RMBA). […]

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RMBA Tours Buffalo Ranch

The Rocky Mountain Buffalo Association held their fall ranch tour on September 8. The group toured Beaver Creek Buffalo Ranch near Goodland, Kansas. This uniquely managed native grassland is an oasis in northwestern Kansas. It consists of several contiguous ranches that total approximately 4,000 acres. The ranch is a joint venture of Ken Klemm & […]

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New Bison Ranchers

Welcome to High Point Prairie

High Point Prairie, LLC was formed in the spring of 2013 by myself and Pete Ferrell in the Kansas Flint Hills east of Wichita with the goal of building a quality breeding herd of bison and cattle.

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Fencing and Bison!

Some say standard cattle wire with 4 strands and maybe add 1 top wire. Others say a slightly down scale version of Jurassic park, including but not limited to a lot of electrical. Here’s what we tried.

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The Perfect Water System – Or Not

Installing the “perfect” automatic water system in our pasture was an important goal for us at Prairie Ridge Buffalo Ranch. After several months of searching, we thought we had found the perfect system…

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