Owner and Chief of Staff The Animal Center Alliance, NE, United States
Bison fed high concentrate rations for high end retail finish has always been marginally successful when using tradition cattle feed yard techniques and methods. In-line bunks, total mixed rations, group size and spacing are several factors involved in creating stress for bison that lowered average daily gains and increased morbidity to unacceptable levels. Several years of "ranch research" has developed a better way to expose bison to high concentrate rations for high end retail finish.
Feeding bison on high concentrate feeds for "high end retail" consumption - challenges of using commercial beef cattle feeding methods and facilities
Bison feeding trials - developing a better system and method for feeding bison on high concentrate feeds
Controlling the "four" major stresses bison experience when placed into a traditional beef cattle feed yard