For Immediate Release
November 21, 2017
Canadian Bison Association Auction A Great Success
A total of 67 bison consigned by 14 bison producers from Western Canada were sold by video auction at the Canadian Bison Association’s 25th National Show and
“This second video auction built on the success of the first video auction held year held for bison since the Canadian National Bison Show and Sale began in 1993” stated Nolan Miller, Chair of the bison show and sale committee. The 2017 sale average of $7,935 is comparable to the 2016 sale average of $8,023. Although bull prices were marginally below last year’s level, heifer prices averaged $9,350 compared to the $6,356 average of 2016. “We are very please with the results. The heifer prices reflect an interest in growing the industry” Miller added.
The Bouffioux family of XY Bison at
The Miller family of the Silver Creek Bison Ranch from Binscarth
The top selling bull was sold by the Gompf family of Bison Spirit Ranch for $25,000 to Brian Brown.
A two-year old heifer consigned by Trevor Gompf form Bison Spirit Ranch topped the sale at $18,000 and sold to the Moran family of the Shale Creek Bison Ranch.
The Gompf Family of Bison Spirit Ranch were the winners of the Premier Breeder Award.
The Online Sale Broadcast was handled by Direct Livestock Marketing System (DLMS), with Brennin Jack of the Jack Auction Group providing the auctioneering services.
For complete sale results go to: CNSS REPORT
Terry Kremeniuk, Canadian Bison Association 306 522-4762
ABOUt the CBA
The Canadian Bison Association (CBA) is a non-profit organization which was established to represent the interests of the bison industry.
The Canadian Bison Association is responsible for providing guidance on a number of issues including: marketing, animal health, research, animal identification, government liaison, trade, traceability, the bison registry, conservation and other developmental initiatives.
There are six active regional associations representing Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and BC- each having the ability to appoint two directors to the CBA board with Alberta able to appoint three directors. The National Bison Association in the United States recommends the international director appointment. The Maritime Association is not active at this time.
The Canadian Bison Association is managed by a President who is elected from one of the board members appointed by the regional associations. The CBA consists of an Executive Director and an Office Administrator with contract staff hired when required.
The Canadian Bison Association has approximately 550 members throughout Canada. There are also a number of members from the United States.