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.

To access the archive (newsletters prior to 2017), please contact the RMBA Board Secretary.

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The wrong kind of phishing

By Jen Graves, RMBA Board Secretary Unfortunately, the National Bison Association (NBA) as well as state and regional associations, including RMBA, are constant targets for cyber criminals. Perhaps this is because we are small, non-profit associations and therefore easier targets. While our websites are locked down and secure, there is one side effect that we […]

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Important Lessons We Learned About Bison

Lessons Learned We know a thing or two, because we’ve seen a thing or two By Donnis Baggett, Lucky B Bison Five-thirty in the morning is too early for your “A” game. Way too early. Especially when it comes to penning a buffalo on a moonless night. “Don’t forget to check the gates,” my bride, […]

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Member: Mosquito Park Enterprises

Member Spotlight: Mosquito Park Enterprises By Rod Sather, Mosquito Park In the late 60s and early 70s, while attending a fine Lutheran school as the only Presbyterian on full scholarship, I did some reading on the American buffalo and the animals seemed to fit with my “wild side.” Fast forward to the summer of ’72. […]

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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 (or bison) is from the infamous song, “Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam…”. Yes, they do like to roam. From interesting … This past […]

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Highlighting RMBA Lifetime Members

We asked three lifetime RMBA members to tell us a little more about themselves. Patty Smith RMBA Lifetime Member 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, […]

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2019 Conference & Tour Hit Record

Building on a great 2018, our 2019 has surpassed expectations with both our spring conference and fall ranch tour breaking previous records of attendance. By Jen Graves, RMBA Board Secretary 2019 Spring Conference Our annual spring conference was held on March 2  & 3, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel in Westminster. Although it was a […]

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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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