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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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Deworming Bison With Minimal Medicinal Inputs
Dr Roy Lewis, Smoke Signals, Feb 2007.

Some good information about when and how to use anthelmintics in bison.










Maximizing Carcass Returns - Understand Bison Cutout
Rick Barnard, Smoke Signals, June, 2007.

An article from an XL Foods rep about meat yields and portioning in bison.




Managing Without Drugs
Dr. Dave Hunter, Smoke Signals, Fall, 2007.

Ted Turner's veterinarian advises on holistic mangement options.


The Bison Advantage
Dr. Dave Hunter, Smoke Signals, Fall, 2007.

Ted Turner's veterinarian explains his version of the bison advantage.


Metabolic Use of Low Quality Forages
Bob Mahoney, Smoke Signals, Fall, 2007.

A specialist from NDSU tells us how bison still manage to digest poor feed.


Refinement of Bison Dehorning Procedure
Dr. John Church et al, Smoke Signals, Fall, 2007.

The guys at Ag Canada's Lacombe Research Station in Alberta explain the results of their dehorning study.





Distiller Grains and Bison
Murray Feist, Smoke Signals, Feb, 2008.

An article on the use of distillery by products for feeding bison.


Beware of The Bottle-Raised Male Orphan
Dr Joe Stookey, Smoke Signals, Feb, 2008.

A noted animal behaviourist warns about bottle raising bull bison.


CgFARAD
Dr Trisha Dowling, Smoke Signals, Feb, 2008.

An explanation of the global Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database.


Saving The World With Bison
Allan Savoury, Smoke Signals, Feb, 2008.

A look at the environmental benefits to raising bison.






Smoke Signals, Summer, 2008.

An issue devoted to delicious recipes and tips on marketing bison meat.




Breeding Capacity of Bison Bulls
Dr. Roy Lewis, Smoke Signals, Fall, 2008.

A brief note about breeding bulls.


Head 'em Up - Move 'em In!
Laurie Dineen, Smoke Signals, Fall, 2008.

A very good article on handling bison.





Bale Grazing - Can It Work With Bison?
Lorne Klein, Smoke Signals, Feb, 2009.

The pasture specialist from Saskatchewan Ag and Food  comments on the practice of bale grazing.


The Productive Life Of Bison
Dr. Roy Lewis, Smoke Signals, Feb, 2009.

Dr. Lewis comments on the productivity of the aging members pf the bison population.


Quiet Bison Sire More Calves Than Louder Rivals
Anonymous, Smoke Signals, Feb, 2009.

A report on a study being done by researchers  at University of Californai (Davis).






Smoke Signals, Summer, 2009.

Another issue devoted to delicious recipes and tips on marketing bison meat.



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