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 When Bill first moved to the ranch,  he started a buffalo raising business to bred and market the meat. A few years back the market dropped dramatically and a lot of people went out of the business. So Bill just sold a bunch off and kept what he wanted for his own personal meat. We currently only have 18 head. 9 cows, a 3yr old bull and two year olds and yearlings.

We don't really do much with our buffalo. They are truly wild animals.  We don't handle them much because the are so hard to work. We worm and vaccinate once a year in the fall and we usually cull the ones we are going to eat at that time. If we have any of size and some one wants to purchase one we will usually sell it. Normally when someone buys a buffalo they come out and shoot it on the ranch and skin and gut it out here then we load it onto their truck and off it goes to the butcher. People rarely have the means to transport a buffalo so that is why they do it that way.

The buffalo are so different from cattle. They have to be trained to be worked. Cutting horse trainers love them because they don't need to rotate as often and they are so hardy they rarely get sick. They are quick on their feet and challenge the horses better then cattle do. But you have to have the proper faculties for them or else you got problems. If a buffalo can see daylight through a fence he will chance it. We have 10 strain barb wire fence and they can go through that if they really wanted too. So we don't work our horses on the buffalo but they are exposed to them. We ride the fences and allow the horses to become use to the strange creatures that they are. They are fun to look at, but at times it would be nice if we had cattle instead.

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