Breeding Stock Show & Sale
NO BORDER PREMIUM BISON BREEDING STOCK SALE
SATURDAY MARCH 27, 2021
MBA and SBA
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BELDON BISON RANCH
DON & PAULETTE BELDON, NATHAN BELDON AND AMANDA SCOTT
Located near Nipawin, SK Beldon Bison Ranch is owned and operated by Don, Paulette and their son Nathan along with his wife Amanda Scott. Don and Paulette started it all in 1987 with just 160 acres, 10 bred cows, a breeding bull and the lofty goal of becoming full time ranchers and creating a sustainable operation to be passed on to the next generation. Nathan & Don have been honoured to judge at multiple show and sales across North America. We had a very successful showing at the 2021 Gold Trophy Show and Sale with the highlight of winning Reserve Grand Champion Bull we are looking forward to the No Borders Breeding Stock Sale. Thank you to all past buyers of our breeding stock, both at auction and private sales.
BELL CREEK BISON
ROD & AMANDA HERZOG
Bell Creek Bison is situated in Mayview, Saskatchewan along the southern edge of the Prince Albert National Park. The original herd consisted of 20 thick heifers and a bull purchased from Matt Boake back in 1991.
The herd now consists of three groups of calving cows totaling 215 head, all of which are straight Plains. We are a cow-calf through finishing operation and sell breeding stock off the farm. Our focus is to produce well-muscled, growthy bison with correct form.
The two-year-old bull we are entering in this sale stood out as a calf and has continued to mature into a top performing bull.
October 31, 2019 1230lbs.
June 17, 2020 1600lbs Out to pasture
March 11, 2021 1895lbs
Feel free to call for more information (306)981-2766
LEN & LORI KOOP
Elkola Farms is owned and operated by Len and Lori Koop. We've been in the bison industry since 1997/98. We run a 40 cow/calf to finish operation. Our animals come from various respectable producers in the industry (Wigness, RJ Game Farm, Silver Creek, etc). Our bulls come from Spirit Bison.
Because of limited acres, we need to keep our herd size smaller, so to complement and support the farm, we also have cabins on the farm that we rent out.
To the public outside the bison industry, we are known as Prairie Sky Cabins.
We enjoy the opportunity of showing our guest the bison and exposing them to the industry.
ROCKY MEADOW BISON
Rocky meadow bison was established in 2003 when an opportunity to purchase a small group of plains heifers came along while working in Drayton valley AB shortly after graduating high school. These heifers were then briefly boarded at the Orvall Enge ranch in Margo SK until a fence was constructed on a small piece of my grandfather’s land that was too rough for grain farming. When these original heifers left Margo, they came with 2 of Orvall’s bulls, and this group along with additional heifer purchases from the Orcheskis of Buffalo Hill Ranch would form the core of our foundation herd. Over time, the herd has evolved into a very uniform group of 80 extremely docile, thick, consistently productive plains females. A good portion of our current cow herd consists of our own home grown replacements that were meticulously selected for conformation and along with consideration for their dam’s productive history. These bison are my pride and joy! And they get to live an extremely low stress life and are very happy to be rotationally grazed in 3 separate breeding groups throughout the summer months. With continued efforts to focus on herd and pasture management, I am very encouraged by the steady progress of improvement. Raising bison is my passion! I am very excited to attend the SBA/MBA No Borders Premium Bison Breeding Sale with 2 bulls going up for sale - one 2018 and one 2019!
TORCH RIVER BISON
Torch River Bison was established in 2000 and presently runs about 200 cows and a backgrounding operation. Most of the bloodlines originate from the Durham line mixed with a Wood influence on the Dam side. Bulls are chosen from award winning ranches in Western Canada along with some home grown stand outs.100% of the calves born at Torch River are Wood Crosses of varying percentages. I've shown animals and sold some of the top end as breeding stock since about 2009. Numerous awards in all classes have been won at Regional, National and International levels and also I've purchased some of the top bulls at these levels to elevate the quality of the herd. The Bull offered today is out of one of the top performing groups at Torch River, There will be extensive data available in the animal profile showing his weights and rates of gain over the last year. If there are any questions feel free to contact me at 306-276-6901
COLE & SHELBY HAUBRICH
Prairieland Bison is located near Hodgeville, SK and is owned and operated by Cole & Shelby Haubrich and their two sons Davis and Cohen. We run a Cow/Calf operation that consists of pure Wood and Wood Cross Bison. We also have a feedlot business with BCD Feeding Co. and finish around 500 head per year. Each year we keep our top quality females for replacement heifers and buy top quality bulls to improve our breeding genetics. In 2019 Prairieland Bison was awarded Premier Breeder at the Canadian National Show & Sale. In 2021 Prairieland Bison was awarded Grand Champion Female in Rapid City.
We would like to thank all the buyers who purchased our animals over the years. If you’re in the area we would be more than happy to give you a tour of our farm.
LIBERTY RUN RANCH
DEAN & BRYSON ANDRES; WENDY DAVIS; GREG & MARILYN ANDRES
Inspired by the North American bison, Liberty Run Ranch, instills a sense of truth, freedom, harmony with nature and true independence in all it does.
Liberty Run Ranch is operated by Dean & Bryson Andres, Wendy Davis, Greg & Marilyn Andres, family and staff at Windthorst, SK. Cows genetics originate from Ben Grey, Stomp, Wolverine and K1 Bison. Breeding Bull Battery includes multiple bulls from Wolverine Bison plus bulls from Silver Creek, Viking Bison (Christianson), Shale Creek Bison (Moran’s), Bell Creek Bison (Herzog’s), Tatonka Ranch, and most recently Irish Creek Bison again. Our calves are weaned every January then backgrounded till yearlings before being put on feed till market ready. Our slaughter targets are 575lb carcasses for heifers and 700lbs for bulls at under 24 months of age. Replacement heifers are identified as yearlings and fed hay, greenfeed and a 12% screening pellet. From our 2019 heifers we held back 10 heifers for replacements. We are selling 5 of these top 10 heifers in the SBA/MBA No Borders Sale. From our 2019 Heifers, 10 were kept as replacements, 45 have been processed ytd and dressed 584lbs HHW in February 2020 while the balance remain on feed with the majority shipping before they are 24 months old. We rarely sell breeding stock through auction, however this years virtual sale presents a great opportunity to showcase our genetics with the bison not having to incur the stress of leaving home.
BISON RIDGE FARMS
DENVER & BECKY JOHNSON
Bison Ridge Farms is owned and operated by Denver and Becky Johnson and is located near Prince Albert, SK on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. As we strive to regenerate our soil and the way we farm, adding bison seemed like the perfect fit. Integrating bison into our neighboring family grain farm of over 20 years has allowed us to grow our own quality feed, improve soil health, and utilize a diverse landscape. Our goal is to produce and raise quality Wood Bison and we are very proud of the breeding stock that has been selected to make up our herd. Our bulls bring genetics from RJ Bison Ranch and Viking Bison. Check us out at www.bisonridgefarms.com, give us a call, or stop by if you’re in the area!
Web Site: www.bisonridgefarms.com
BANNER BISON RANCH
Banner Bison Ranch is located just outside Melville, SK and is owned by Payton Molnar, daughter of Jerry and Kim Molnar (Braveheart Bison Ranch).
Payton has continued to build her herd and is in the process of purchasing Braveheart bison cows and has already expanded her feedlot by purchasing all of Bravehearts Calves! She’s excited to get back into the show world and meet more new producers!