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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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Growing and Finishing Bison - Principals and Practices
Murray Feist, Smoke Signals, Volume XI, No 6 (Dec), 2000.

This article by Murray Feist from Saskatchewan Ag and Food was first presented at the International Bison Conference (IBC) 2000.


Managing Dystocias in Bison
Dr John Berezowski,

This article was first presented at the International Bison Conference (IBC) 2000. It outlines the often disastrous effects of calving difficulties in bison.


Yearly Bison Production Calendar
Dr Roy Lewis, Smoke Signals, Volume XI, No 6 (Dec), 2000.

A calendar of management events in the production cycle of raising and feeding bison.


Managing Gate To Plate
Robert J. Dineen, Smoke Signals, Volume XI, No 6 (Dec), 2000.

A presentation on bison management made at IBC 2000 in Edmonton.


Bison: Meating the Beef Challenges
J.L. Aalhus and J.A.M. Janz, Smoke Signals, Volume XI, No 6 (Dec), 2000.

A presentation on meat and the difference between bison snd beef meat made at IBC 2000 in Edmonton





Smoke Signals, Volume XII, No 1 (Feb), 2001.


Sorry, not much of interest (to me) in this edition!






Smoke Signals, Volume VIII, No 2 (May), 2002.

Yes, I know - there is an odd numbering mistake going on with the reference information, but that's what it says on the cover.

Sorry, not much of interest (to me) in this edition either. But there are some good recipes. Too bad this isn't a cooking website!




Gestation Period Research At MFL Ranches
Dick Staudinger, Smoke Signals, Volume VIII, No 3 (Aug), 2002.

Some observations about the gestation period of bison (average = 264 days)






Smoke Signals, Volume VIII, No 4 (Nov), 2002.

Sorry, not much of interest (to me) in this edition either.




Are We Processing and Vaccinating Bison Too Much?
Dr Roy Lewis, Smoke Signals, Volume IX, No 1 (Feb), 2003.

Well? Are we?




Determination of Carcass Caracteristics of  Finished Bison Heifers
Bruce Rutley and Jennifer Aalhus, Smoke Signals, Volume XIV, No 3 (Oct), 2003.

Final report on this project to the Peace Country Bison Assoc and the Diversified Livestock Fund of Alberta.



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