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Weekly Update for Bison Producers September 9, 2016
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Call for Nominations
Myrt Lenton Award

Any CBA member can nominate a fellow deserving member, by submitting a letter of reference to the Canadian Bison Association National Office by September 9th, 2016.  The nominees will be forwarded to the selection committee.
 
More information HERE

THE WEEK IN REVIEW


Wondering When Bison Auctions Start this Fall?
Check the Upcoming Events Column on the left-hand side of this E-newsletter HERE. The Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Auctions/Sales have been posted.

To Protect Wildlife & Bison Elk Island National Park Is No-Drone Zone
As many bird species begin their annual migrations out of Elk Island National Park for the winter, Parks Canada wants to remind people that drones are not allowed there.

The remote-controlled flying vehicles are exploding in popularity, and while on-board cameras can capture incredible footage, drones can also cause problems with wildlife.

The buzzing noise made by flying drones can also be disruptive to the park's larger animals, including about 800 bison. Read More HERE

Humane Field Harvest - How and Why
Jerry and the inspector head out through the thousand-acre pasture to find the herd in the shooter truck, which is a flat bed truck equipped with a winch for lifting the downed buffalo and transporting it to the harvest truck. An antemortem (before death) inspection is done by the inspector to ensure the herd is in good health. A buffalo is then chosen for harvest, selected by age, size, and weight. Jerry is looking for a two to three-year-old animal, around 900 to 1,000 pounds. Read More HERE

The New U.S. National Mammal, the Bison Is a Unifying Icon
I am currently attending the World Conservation Congress and, as you can well imagine, we are discussing many of the challenges facing wildlife. In the midst of these sessions I have been fortunate to participate in one that tells the story that when we work together we can succeed and bring nature back from the brink.

I am speaking about bison. The bison has been culturally, historically and ecologically important to the United States. They are also deeply connected to the history of WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) — which I represent as Executive Vice President for Public Affairs — and its Bronx Zoo. Amazingly, more than 30 million were hunted in the 1800s until fewer than one thousand remained.

Thanks to the heroic efforts at the turn of the 20th century by Bronx Zoo founding director William Hornaday and countless Americans, including President Theodore Roosevelt, the extinction of this majestic animal was prevented. Many consider this the first successful conservation story in U.S. history. Read More HERE

Burger Recipes That Make the Ultimate Fall Meal
Maple-Cheddar Bison Burgers with Spicy Apple-Bacon Compote and Bison Burgers with Brie, Bacon, and Caramelized Pears Recipes HERE

Blackfeet Buffalo Moving And Preparing For Winter
Last week, drivers on U.S. Highway 2 traveling between East Glacier Park and Browning likely observed a person standing in the middle of the highway, stopping traffic during the morning hours. On approaching the person, it would quickly become evident that something really interesting was about to take place. Read More HERE

Now Is The Time To Keep A Sharp Eye Out For Ergot
When the final tally is in, this crop year is likely to show up as wetter than most years on the Prairies, and that’s just what fungus likes.

Ergot is no exception, and true to form, it has shown up in some cereal and hay fields. In addition to affecting yield and increasing dockage, ergot is a danger to livestock when present in feed grain or hay. Read More HERE

Feed Sampling
  • A feed analysis is only as good as the sample submitted. Provide individual samples for each type of feed available. Make sure the sample is representative of each lot of feed.
  • For forage samples, use a commercial forage sampler. Take core samples at random from 15-20 bales at random for each lot of hay. If mixtures of different forages are being fed, sample the feeds in proportion to approximate the feed offered to the stock. It is preferred to sample each feed individually.
  • Square bales are sampled at the end of the bale, between the two twines, pushing the full length of the sampler tube into the bale.
  • Round bales are sampled at the rounded side of the bale, at the largest diameter (center) of the bale. Place all collected core samples in a container and mix prior to preparation of the sample for submission.
Read More HERE

The Bison Commons Was Not a Tragedy After All
The shift from bison to cattle may not have been perfect, but there is not evidence of large-scale resource waste, as some claim. When bison became more valuable as they came close to extermination, and as new amenity values emerged, entrepreneurs did exactly what you would expect them to do: they established rights to the animals and prevented their demise. Read More HERE
 
Did You Know
  • Slow Cooker Bison Chili Recipe HERE
     
  • How To Cook A Reverse-Seared Bison Tomahawk HERE
     
  • In Texas next weekend? More HERE

CBA News and Events...

The Winners Have Been Announced…

The winners of the 2015 CBA Annual Photo Contest have been chosen. Thank you to all the producers who submitted photos. You make our job hard each year trying to pick just 3 winners in each category. To see the winning photos go HERE

Travelling? Looking for a Place to Stay?
The CBA has teamed with Choice Hotels to provide members with another benefit -- save up to 10%.  Please go HERE for all the details. As well, there is a bonus offer until December 31, 2016.

1st International Symposium on Bison Health Presentations
Dr. Woodbury, one of the organizers has made it possible for us to post most of the conference presentations on the CBA Website. Go HERE
 

Branding No Longer Required for Shipping Bison Between Canada And The US

Effective April 8, 2015, Canadian bison exported to the USA for breeding or feeding do not have to be permanently identified with a permanent "CAN" mark as long as they are identified with a secondary dangle tag.

The dangle tag must bear the same official ID number as on the approved RFID tag. Like the RFID tags, the dangle tags can only be purchased from the Canadian Bison Association. A transitional period will take place until May 8, 2015 to accommodate health certificates that were issued prior to the effective date of this requirement.

During the transitional period, only the approved RFID tag is required for bison. Read More 
HERE

Read Press Release sent out by CBA and NBA HERE
  

Advance Payments Program improved under the Agricultural Growth Act

Effective April 1, 2016 the Manitoba Livestock Cash Advance Program has been expanded to offer advances on a select number of crops in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, which allows producers to obtain cash advances for more than one commodity. This improves service to producers.  http://manitobalivestock.com/
 
More details can be obtained on the following links including other including other organizations that may have expanded the commodities for which they offer Cash Advances. 
(ENGLISH: http://bit.ly/XqeLPZ or FRENCH: http://bit.ly/1oKxhPK)

Advance Payment Program Now Available To Producers Who Market Their Products To The Retail Market
The Advance Payments Program (APP) is a federal loan guarantee program that helps livestock producers meet their financial obligations and benefit from the best market conditions by improving their cash flow throughout the production period. The Manitoba Livestock Cash Advance issues producers a cash advance on the anticipated value of their livestock that is being produced. Producers can receive a cash advance on up to 50% of the expected average market price of the livestock.
 
The Canadian Bison Association worked with producers and the Manitoba Livestock Cash Advance managers to make the Cash Advance Program available to producers who market their bison to the retail market from their farm. Producers who have their animals slaughtered will have 30 calendar days from the date on the slaughterhouse receipt to repay their advance. The number of bison slaughtered must be included on the slaughterhouse receipt.  For additional information and application forms go to 
http://manitobalivestock.com/ or call 1-866-869-4008 
 
Le Programme de paiement anticipé est maintenant offert aux producteurs qui commercialisent leurs produits sur le marché de détail 
Le Programme de paiement anticipé (PPA) est un programme fédéral de garantie d’emprunt qui aide les producteurs de bétail à respecter leurs obligations financières et à bénéficier des meilleures conditions du marché en améliorant leurs liquidités tout au long de la période de production. Le programme Manitoba Livestock Cash Advance fournit une avance en espèces sur la valeur prévue du bétail qu’ils produisent. Les producteurs peuvent recevoir une avance en espèces pouvant atteindre 50 % du prix moyen prévu du marché du bétail.
 
L’Association canadienne du bison collabore avec les producteurs et les gestionnaires du Manitoba Livestock Cash Advance afin de mettre le PPA à la disposition des producteurs qui commercialisent leur bison sur le marché de détail à partir de leur ferme. Les producteurs dont les animaux sont abattus disposent d’un délai de 30 jours civils pour rembourser leur avance, et ce, à compter de la date indiquée sur le récépissé délivré par l’abattoir. Le nombre de bisons abattus doit figurer sur le récépissé remis par l’abattoir. Pour de plus amples renseignements et pour obtenir les formulaires de demande, visitez
 http://manitobalivestock.com/ ou téléphonez au 1-866-869-4008.

Through the Lens of the Producer
Over the past years the CBA has asked its members to send in pictures of their bison in the four seasons. HERE then are the Seasons of the Bison-through the lens of the Producer.

Malignant Catarrhal Fever
The SBA along with the sheep industry have created a video that will support education and awareness of Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF). To View the Video Go HERE

Do You Want Big Travel Insurance Savings
The CBA has partnered with ATI Insurance Inc. to provide members with another benefit -- Comprehensive Travel Insurance at a discounted price.  Please go HERE and make this insurance program part of your annual travel plans. Service is offered in English and French.
 
Mycoplasma in Farmed Bison Survey 2014 - 2015
The Mycoplasma in Farmed Bison Survey intends to supply the bison industry with much needed knowledge, so that evidence-based decisions can be made to protect herds and control the spread of this emerging disease.

The Survey is a collaborative effort of the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Alberta Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Canadian Bison Association, veterinarians, and bison producers. It will be launched in May 2014 and is designed to provide valuable information.

For more information go HERE (scroll down to News & Events)
 Markets...

Weekly Price Summary
September 9, 2016

Finished Bison Prices Firm

 With the Canadian dollar fluctuations, please confirm prices offered by buyers as they may change daily.
 
Canadian buyers are offering up to $6.00/lb. HHW for Grade “A” bison bulls with reports of offers up to $6.25/lb. HHW for finished bulls meeting specific parameters. Prices are being driven by strong US demand and exchange rates favouring the US. Carcasses that do not fall within buyers’ specifications are discounted.  U.S. buyers are offering up to $4.50/lb. US for Grade “A” bison bulls with some prices higher. Returns to the producers are dependent on exchange rates, quality, export costs, and freight adjustments.
 
Grade “A” bison heifers in the desirable weight range are selling for up to $5.75/lb. HHW to Canadian buyers.  US buyers are offering $4.30/lb. HHW in US dollars.
 

**Producers should research what parameters the prices are based on. Parameters such as Canadian or US delivery, weight ranges, age etc. This will assist them in comparing prices on an even basis.**

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2015 Photo Contest

Upcoming Events

OBA 2016 AGM
When: September 17
Where: Mark & Heather Shouldice, Hwy 6 outside of Shallow Lake near Wiarton
Info: HERE

American Bison Society Meeting & Workshop
When: September 26-29
Where: Banff Centre
             Banff National
             Park, AB

Info: HERE

Deadline for Liliane Kot Memorial Scholarship
October 28, 2016
 
2016 CCIA Traceability Symposium
When: November 2-3
Where: Calgary AB
Info: HERE

Vold Jones & Vold Bison Auction
When: November 19, 2016
Where: Ponoka AB
Info: Contact Office or Mike Dejonge for more info/CL: 403-783-0758

2016 CBA 33rd Annual Convention
When: November 20-22
Where: Regina SK
Info: TBA

2016 24th Annual Canadian National Show & Sale
When: November 20-22
Where: Regina SK
Info: TBA

Season Opener Bison Auction
When: December 7, 2016
Where: Kramer's Big Bid Barn - North Battleford, SK
Info: HERE

New Year's Bison Auction
When: January 17, 2017
Where: Kramer's Big Bid Barn - North Battleford, SK
Info: HERE
 
Vold Jones & Vold Bison Auction
When: January 21, 2017
Where: Ponoka AB
Info: Contact Office or Mike Dejonge for more info/CL: 403-783-0758

MGM Grand Genetics Bison Auction & Regular Production Auction
When: February 1, 2017
Where: Kramer's Big Bid Barn - North Battleford, SK
Info: HERE
 
Sweetheart Bison Auction
When: February 15, 2017
Where: Kramer's Big Bid Barn - North Battleford, SK
Info: HERE
 
SBA Canadian Bison Bull Draft Auction 
When: March 3, 2017
Where: Kramer's Big Bid Barn - North Battleford, SK
Info: HERE
 
Cloverleaf Bison Auction
When: March 8, 2017
Where: Kramer's Big Bid Barn - North Battleford, SK
Info: HERE
 
Vold Jones & Vold Bison Auction
When: March 18, 2017
Where: Ponoka AB
Info: Contact Office or Mike Dejonge for more info/CL: 403-783-0758
 
Back to the Grass Bison Auction
When: May 10, 2017
Where: Kramer's Big Bid Barn - North Battleford, SK
Info: HERE

2017 International Bison Conference (IBC)
When: July 4 -7, 2017
Where: Big Sky, MT
Details: TBD

2016 CBA Memberships 

You can access the CBA membership form HERE
Traveling??!!
The CBA has partnered with ATI Insurance Inc. to provide members with another benefit -- Comprehensive Travel Insurance at a discounted price.

Please go HERE and make this insurance program part of your annual travel plans.

Service is offered in English and French.
Traveling??!!
Need a Place to Stay?
The CBA has teamed with Choice Hotels to provide members with another benefit --
save up to 10%.

Please go HERE for all the details.
Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison
More than 100 delicious recipes that use North America''s original red meat, from bison rancher and award-winning food writer Jennifer Bain.
Order From The CBA
CBA has Logo Giftware
To View the Items click HERE
To download order form, click Here
Click  Here to go to the Canadian Bison Identification & Traceability Page.  (Recently Updated)
RFID Tags
Download Tag Order Form: 
English Form
Marketing Materials 
View Products Here
Order Form
Past Auctions/Sales

May 11, 2016
 
Back to the Grass Kramer Bison Auction Results HERE


April 16, 2016
Bison Auction by Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Co. Ltd. Market Summary Report HERE

April 2, 2016
MBA Great Spirit Show & Sale Results HERE


March 19, 2016
 
BPA Wildrose Show & Sale Results HERE


March 9, 2016
 
Cloverleaf Kramer Bison Auction Results HERE


March 4, 2016
2nd Annual SBA Canadian Bison Bull Draft Sale Results HERE


February 9, 2016
 
Sweetheart Kramer Bison Auction Results HERE


January 27, 2016  New Year's Kramer Bison Auction Results HERE

January 23, 2016, 2016 Gold Trophy Show & Sale Results HERE

January 16, 2016 Bison Auction by  Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Co. Ltd. Market Summary Report HERE

December 11, 2015 GMG Grand Genetics Sale Results HERE

December 2, 2015 Season Opener Kramer Bison Auction Results  HERE

November 24, 2015 23rd Annual Canadian National Show & Sale Market Summary Report HERE

November 21, 2015 Bison Auction by  Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Co. Ltd. Market Summary Report HERE

For Previous Auction Results/Summaries please go HERE
Wes Olson Books
can be ordered through the CBA
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Bison Producers' Handbook
Click HERE for details
Order Form HERE


Are You & Your Family Ready for an Emergency?
For information on preparing for an emergency & what to do in specific situations go to Get Prepared website: English | Français


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