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Canadian Bison Association Publication Archives

The Canadian Bison Association official publication is called Smoke Signals. Presented below are some articles of interest (to me at least) from various issues of Smoke Signals. This material is subject to copyright and appears here courtesy of the Canadian Bison Association.


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Plains Bison, Wood Bison - Which is Which?
Anonymous, reprinted from a Ministerial pamphlet issued in 1987, Smoke Signals, Volume V, No 4, 1994.

A comparison of the physical features of these two subspecies that make them different.




What Makes A Healthy Bison?
Brad McNish, Smoke Signals, Volume IX, No 2 (May), 1998.

An article about maintaining health in bison.


Some Tips On Preparing Bison Hides
Anonymous, from Lone Wolf Tannery, Saskatoon, Smoke Signals, Volume IX, No 2 (May), 1998.

An article on what you need to know about preparing bison hides for the tannery.




Starting and Managing a Bison Operation
Ray Salmon, Smoke Signals, Volume IX, No 4, 1998.

This short article by the Bison Specialist from Manitoba Agriculture talks about 5 important areas of managing a bison operation.


Are Bison Deworming Practices Based On Sound Scientific Principles?
Ken Dies and Jim Henderson, Smoke Signals, Volume IX, No 4 (Nov), 1998.

This article from Alberta Agriculture covers the basics of anthelmintic treatments in bison.




Bison Pastures and Grazing Management
Lorne Klein, GAPT, Smoke Signals, Volume X, No 1 (Feb), 1999.

A comprehensive article put out by Lorne Klein, an agrologist with the Grazing and Pasture Management Technology Program, Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food.


Wear Your Bison
Adele Boucher, Smoke Signals, Volume X, No 1 (Feb), 1999.

All about bison fibre and the creation of bison "wool".


Holistic Management
Dan Halliday, Smoke Signals, Volume X, No 1 (Feb), 1999.

An introduction into the holistic mangement perspective on animal agriculture.




Bison Handling
Dr. Temple Grandin and Jennifer Lanier, Smoke Signals, Volume X, No 3 (Aug), 1999.

Dr. Grandin introduces the concept of low stress handling.


Learning The Hard Way
Judy Haase, Smoke Signals, Volume X, No 3 (Aug), 1999.

A prominent bison producer provides some insight on the value of making and sharing mistakes.


Winter Swath Grazing
Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food, Smoke Signals, Volume X, No 3 (Aug), 1999.

Information from a government publication about the practice of swath grazing.




From Prairie to Paddock
Bob Hudson, Smoke Signals, Volume X, No 3 (Aug), 1999.

From conservation to economics, bison management practises have shifted mightily this century.




The Facts About Anthrax
Reprinted from the Western Producer, Smoke Signals, Volume X, No 5 (Dec), 1999.


Behavioural Study of North American Bison Living in Europe
Tanja Habpacher, Smoke Signals, Volume X, No 5 (Dec), 1999.

A great story about one woman's bison farming experience in Germany.


Stocking Rates Help Manage Bison
Tracy Feist, Smoke Signals, Volume X, No 5 (Dec), 1999.




Basic Nutrition of Bison - Part 2
Murray Feist, Smoke Signals, Volume XI, No 3 (June), 2000.

Another good nutrition article by Murray Feist. Part 1 is in the May 2000 issue, which I don't have in my collection.




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