Buffalo Ridge breeding program

  • Started in 2010
  • 45 cow/calf operation
  • Emphasis on grass fed and finished performance
  • Focused on overall animal robustness
    • Conformation
    • Weight and weight gain but not at the expense of conformation
    • Performance on grass only (we also have a grass fed/finished meat business)
    • Temperament (want them natural but not crazy)
    • Calving rate (100% the last two years)
  • Primary bull/backup bulls
    • 1850+ pounds
    • Primary bull (Levi) listed on National Bison Registry and confirmed no cattle alleles
    • Backup bulls specifically chose for performance on grass from Diamond Tail Ranch (http://diamondtailranch.com/)
  • Cows
    • Average over 1000 pounds
    • High pregnancy, birth, and weaning rates
    • Selective genetics from Missouri, Wisconsin, Custer State Park, et. Al.
    • Calves weaned in spring to boost performance