Ranchlands is seeking a ranch or partnership with a ranch owner as a home for a herd of 1000+ buffalo. For details email info@ranchlands.com. We are also now accepting ranch management proposals/inquiries.

Trained Bison

Ranchlands manages a separate herd of bison as traditional livestock. These bison are trained from a young age to electric fences, horses, people, herding, and a dietary supplement known as “cake,” which is used only as a tool for moving them from one area to another. We graze these bison in a grazing complex of electric fence, moving them regularly on a planned rotation in one large herd. We do not wean, provide pesticides, or feed salt or mineral. All female calves receive a one-time brucellosis vaccination. 

Banner photo by Karen Myers

anaging bison on a large scale for conservation is a relatively new frontier. We manage a conservation herd of bison with the primary objective of learning about how wild bison lived in their natural environment. The entire herd of 2,000 head grazes in one 50,000 acre pasture. We do not wean, brand, or medicate any of these bison. The entire herd runs in what we call family "pods." We bring them into the corral once a year to administer a brucellosis vaccination to the young heifer calves and to harvest the animals for that year. The herd is not provided with pesticides, nor given supplemental feed, salt, or mineral. Bull to cow ratios are kept as high as possible, sometimes as high as 1:1 in order to maintain competition among the bulls.


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