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OCTOBER 2015 In This Issue:
  • Preliminary CBA's 32nd Annual Convention
  • CBA Sponsors
  • What to Look for in a Breeding Bull
  • 2015-2016 SBA Draft
  • Canadian Bison Individual & Herd Registry
  • Parentage Testing to Enhance Your Management Decision Capabilities
  • Closed or Open Herd Status ~ Expert Information Equals Informed Decision
  • Billy the Boomerang Bison ~ All for a good cause
  • Bison Benchmark Project ~ Year Five
  • Bison Producers of Alberta at the Calgary Stampede
  • The 2015 Canadian Bison Association Annual Summer Field Day
  • Second Elk Island Bison Festival ~ A Celebration of Conservation, Culture and Cuisine
  • Bison Tag Orders
  • The Liliane Kot Memorial Scholarship
  • 2015 CBA Photo Contest
  • Canadian Bison Has a Presence in Barbados at Canada Day Celebrations
  • Canadian National Show & Sale
JUNE 2015 In This Issue:
  • SIAL Canada 2015 ~ Great Products, Great People and Great Recipes
  • CBA SIAL Recipes 2015
  • Rangeland Meat Shop Set to Open Up in June
  • Canadian Rangeland Bison & Elk and Red Deer College Chef Competition
  • Chef Competition Winning Recipes
  • Summer Field Event
  • Turtle Valley Bison Ranch ~ Student Entrepreneur Turns Rancher
  • Management Tools for Producers and Marketers
  • Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement ~ A World of Potential
  • Announcement from Canadian Rangeland
  • What Foodies Crave ~ The Centre for Food Integrity
  • Canadian Bison Bull Draft
  • The Liliane Kot Memorial Scholarship
  • Myrt Lenton Award Nominees Call for Nominations
  • Canadian Bison Association Membership Additions
FEBRUARY 2015 In This Issue:
  • Mark Silzer Re-elected as Canadian Bison Association Chair
  • Thomas Ackerman Appointed as 2015 Honourary Chair Posthumously
  • Tribute to Thomas Ackermann
  • Bison Benchmark Project ~ Year 4
  • The Succession Challenge ~ Dr. John Fast
  • Preventing Clostridial Disease in Bison
  • CBA's 31st Annual Convention
  • Myrt Lenton Memorial Award
  • The Premier Breeder Award ~ Bison Spirit Ranch
  • Liliane Kot Memorial Scholarship
  • Canadian National Show & Sale Awards
  • Remembering Those Producers Who Left Us
  • 2015 Photo Contst Winners
  • Canadian Bison Bull Draft
  • Bison Health Symposium
  • Thank You to our Sponsors
  • Summer Field Day Manitoba
  • Manitoba Show & Sale
  • 2015 Board Members
  • Regional Roundup
  • Oh Give Them A Home ~ The Beaver Creek Bison Herd
  • Traceability - It Really is all about the Producer
  • Membership Directory

OCTOBER 2014 In This Issue:
  • CBA to Offer Children's Program at National Convention
  • Preliminary CBA's 31st Annual Convention Agenda
  • CBA National Convention Registration Form
  • Black Bison Calf
  • Why Register Bison? ~ Why Not!
  • Canadian Bison Registry ~ Producer Listings
  • SBA Canadian Bison Bull Draft
  • CBA 2014 Bison Census ~ The Results
  • How is a Bison Like a Penguin?
  • Bison in a Changing Climate
  • National Buffalo Museum ~ A Must See For All
  • First Elk Island Bison Festival
  • Traceability ~ Premise Identification and Registration
  • Bison Tag Order
  • CBA Membership Renewal
  • CBA Sponsorship
  • The Liliane Kot Memorial Scholarship
  • CBA Membership Additions
  • CBA Photo Contest
  • Great Spirit Bison Breeding Stock Trophy Show & Sale

JUNE 2014 In This Issue:
  • Buffalo Horse Ranch Natural Meats
  • New Carman Slaughter Plant Opening this Summer
  • Strong Global Interest in Canadian Bison at ANUGA 2013
  • Bison Draws Crowds at SIAL Canada in Montreal
  • The Bison Festival ~ August 9, 2014
  • Western Canada Retail Bison ~ Meat Fatty Acid Prfiles
  • National Meat Training Centre at Olds College Re-Pens
  • Gluten-Free Tops Canada's Hottest Food Trends for 2014
  • Summer Food Safety Tips
  • Genral Food Safety Tips
  • CFIA Website ~ Consumer's Guide to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Saskatchewan Bison Association ~ Bison Bull Performance Challenge
  • Canadian Bison Association Membership Additions
  • The Liliane Kot Memorial Scholarship
  • Myrt Lenton Award Nominees Call for Nominations
FEBRUARY 2014 In This Issue:

 

  • Industry Development Fees ~ Producers Supporting the Bison Industry
  • Bison Benchmarking Project ~ Year 3
  • 2014 NBA Convention Partnership
  • 2014 Bison Census
  • 2014 Bison Census (French)
  • Feeding Oats to Bison ~ Whole vs Rolled?
  • COSEWIC Assessment of Wild American Bison
  • STARS at Fun Auction
  • 2013 Farm Family of the Year
  • 2013 Mryt Lenton Award ~ Mark Silzer
  • CBA's 30th Annual Convention
  • The Premier Breeder Award ~ Silver Creek Bison
  • Liliane Kot Memorial Scholarship
  • Canadian National Bison Show & Sale
  • 2013 Photo Contest Winners
  • Regional Roundup
  • Social Media ~ Where It's At
  • 2014 Board Members
  • Thank You to Our Sponsors
  • Membership Directory
OCTOBER 2013 In This Issue:
  • Ontario First 4-H Bison Club Formed
  • How to Select a Veterinarian for Your Bison Herd's Care
  • CBA 30th Annual Convention ~ Agenda
  • CBA 30th Annual Convention ~ Registration Form
  • Bison Producers of Alberta Meet at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • CBA 2013 Summer Field Day
  • The Bison Are Out ~ Some Helpful Hints
  • Canadian Agricultural Traceability Services
  • Tags Approved for the Bison Sector
  • Buying Land to Expand Your Herd ~ Are You Asking all the Questions
  • 2014 Membership
  • Bison Tag Orders in December
  • 2013 CBA Photo Contest

 

JUNE 2013 In this issue:
  • Bison Draws Crowds at SIAL Canada in Toronto
  • Bison at 2013 Gardenscape
  • Stacking the Odds for the Best Possible Eating Experience
  • 2013 Top Canadian Food Trends
  • Consumer's Role in Food Safety
  • Mintel Announces 2013 Foodservice Trend Predictions
  • Food Safety Tips for Barbecuing
  • Food Safety Tips for Barbecuing Burgers
  • Welcome to the New Normal in Food Safety
  • Cut Out the Fat...Before It's Even On
  • Canada's Organic Market Worth $3.7 Billion
  • The United States ~ Large Market for Food Products
  • Bison Association Membership Additions
  • Liliane Kot Membership Scholarship
  • Myrt Lenton Award ~ Call for Nominations
  • CBA National Summer Field Days 2013 ~ Agenda
  • CBA National Summer Field Days 2013 ~ Registration Form

 

 

 

 

 FEBRUARY 2013 In this issue:
  • Bison Benchmark Project ~ Year 2
  • 2013 Board Members
  • Regional Roundup
  • Remembering those Producers who have left us
  • S.T.A.R.S. and the Bison Industry ~ A Big Thank You
  • 2012 Photo Contest Winners
  • Liliane Kot Memorial Scholarship
  • Canadian National Bison Show & Sale Awards
  • Canadian National Bison Show & Sale Awards ~ Premier Breeder Award
  • Thank You to Our Sponsors
  • 2012 Myrt Lenton Award ~ Terry Kremeniuk
  • 2012 Recipe Roundup Winners
  • Elk Island National Park ~ Helping to Assure the Future of Bison
  • A Special Friendship
  • Agriculture More Than Ever ~ Join the Conversation
  • 2013 Membership Directory
 OCTOBER 2012 In this issue:
  • International Bison Convention 2012
  • Thank You to the IBC Sponsors
  • Bison From the Plains of North America to the Galaxies Beyond
  • IBC Thank You
  • Liliane Kot Memorial Scholarship - Application Deadline
  • Government Introduces Safe Food for Canadians Act
  • Anthrax Program Changes
  • Summary of Livestock Traceability Study
  • West Hawk Lake Initiative - English
  • West Hawk Lake Initiative - French
  • Round Worm Discovery in Manitoba Bison Herd Baffles Researchers
  • Canadian Bison Association's 29th Annual Convention
    • Agenda
    • Registration Form
    • Recipe Roundup Entry Form
 JUNE 2012 In this issue:
  • IBC 2012 - An Opportunity to Learn and Experience the Difference of Quebec City
  • Bison Featured During Canada Brand Initiative Events in Mexico
  • Organic Industry Rebounds in 2011
  • Saskatchewan Bison Association and Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission Partner at Saskatoon's Gardenscape
  • Agricultural Journalists From Around the World Tour Century Game Farm
  • Bison - Always a Great Hit at SIAL Canada in Montreal
  • Temple Grandin Enters New York Times' Essay Contest
  • Livestock Transport - a Critical Role in the Value Chain
  • Changes to Non-Safety Food Packaging Regulations and Development of a Self-Assessment Labelling Tool
  • Consolidating of CFIA Office Space and Divestiture of Quarantine Inspection Stations
  • Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Canadian Consumer Retail Meat Study Summary
  • Membership Additions & Corrections
  • Bison Recipes
    • BBQ Buffalo Flank Steak
    • Prairie Fire Buffalo Burgers
    • Bison Skewers
    • Grilled Bison Striploin
FEBRUARY 2012 In this issue:
  • Bison Benchmark Project
  • 2012 Board Members
  • 2011 Myrt Lenton Memorial Award
  • Liliane Kot Memorial Scholarship
  • 2011 Premier Breeder Award
  • Thank You To Our Sponsors
  • Canadian National Show & Sale Awards
  • 2011 Recipe Roundup Winners
  • Regional Roundups
  • 10 Benefits of Holistic Management
  • Where the Buffalo Roam
  • Treat Animals as Intelligent Creatures
  • Photo Contest Winners
  • Animal Welfare
  • The Succession Challenge
  • Bison Research Project
  • Know What is in Your Processed Feed
  • 2012 Membership Directory
OCTOBER 2011 In this issue:
  • Liliane Kot Memorial Scholarship
  • Tropical Parasite Found in a Canadian Bison Herd
  • Mycoplasma - Watch For It
  • The Importance of a Forage Feed Analysis
  • Handling Facilities
  • Low Stress Bison Handling
  • CBA Field Days
  • NBA Summer Conference a Huge Success
  • Canadian Bison in Australia
  • Livestock Traceability in Canada - The Road Forward
  • Photo Contest
  • Mycobacterium Avium ssp Paratuberculosis
  • Convention Agenda
  • Convention Registration Form
  • Recipe Roundup
  • Convention Sponsors
  • IBC 2012
  • Are You Ready to Tag Your Bison?
  • Manitoba Cash Advance Program
JUNE 2011 In this issue:
  • Canadian Retail Meat Study November 2010 Summary
  • SIAL Paris 2010 - Canadian Bison Meets the Global Food Marketplace
  • Bison a Great Hit at SIAL Canada in Toronto
  • Bison Tartare - Nicholas Chee Food Consultant
  • Bison Served at Wanuskewin
  • Connecting With Your Customers
  • The Canadian Food Safety System - Food Recall
  • Livestock Traceability - A Sound Business Strategy
  • IBC 2012 - Experience The Difference
  • Foundation Bison Registry Deadline
  • Bison Recipes
    • Slow Roasted Bison Back Ribs
    • Sage Rubbed Roasted Bison
    • Shawrabat Fool Wa Laham
  • Bison Producers of Alberta's CBA Field Days 2011
  • Membership Directory Corrections & Additions
FEBRUARY 2011 In this issue:
  • CBA 2011 Board Members
  • 2010 Myrt Lenton Memorial Award
  • Lillian Kot Memorial Scholarship
  • 2010 Barn Boss of the Year
  • Thank You To Our Sponsors
  • 2010 Premier Breeder Award
  • CNSS 2010 Class Winners
  • Recipe Roundup Winners
  • Regional Roundup
  • Bison Pasture Management
  • Increasing Bison Production - The Road to a Sustainable Future
  • Canadian Bison Advantage - Strong and Independent
  • Selecting the Right Heifers While Ensuring the Conservation of the Bison Species
  • Welfare Parameters When Handling Bison
  • It's a Boy. And a Girl?
  • Great Spirit Bison Show & Sale Entry Form
  • Creating a Successful Business Requires Planning
  • Bison Traceability Continues to Evolve
  • Buffalo Wings
  • The Value in Attending Conferences
  • Coming Events
  • 2011 Membership Directory
FALL 2010 In this issue:

 

  • CBA Annual Convention
  • CBA Annual Convention Registration
  • Thank You To Our Sponsors
  • Coping With Poor Quality Forages
  • The New Scoop on Poop in Bison
  • MCF:  What You Need To Know
  • Animal Rights:  A Changing Cow
  • Benchmark Study for Cost of Production and Performance
  • OBA Outdoor Farm Show
  • MBA Summer Fun Event
  • BPA Regional Meeting
  • Traceability is Becoming a Permanent Process in Agriculture
  • 2nd Annual "Seasons of the Bison" Photo Contest Winners
  • West Hawk Lake Zoning Initiative
  • Initaitive de zonage de West Hawk Lake
SUMMER 2010 In this issue:

 

  • Trade Show Participation in Dubai Making a Difference
  • Bison - The Retail Business
  • Bison Delights Middle Eastern Cuisine Western Style
  • IBC 2012
  • At Home on the Range
  • Organics: No Growth Without Appropriate Infrastructure
  • Chef Nathin Bye Uses Bison to Collect Gold at the Culinary Podium
  • Bison Burgers a Winner at the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Saskatchewan Delegation has Success with Terroir Exploratory Mission in Quebec
  • Perfectly Paired Wine and Bison
  • The Canadian Bison Industry Represented at ANUGA and SIAL in Montreal
  • Canadian Bison Served at National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago
  • CBA MBA Summer Field Day 2010
  • Fibre-Isle Fine Bison Yarns
SPRING 2010 In this issue:

 

  • 2010 Board Members
  • 2009 Myrt Lenton Memorial Award
  • 2009 Premier Breeder Award
  • CNSS 2009 Class Winners
  • From the Heart
  • Regional Roundup
  • Liliane Kot Memorial Scholarship
  • IBC 2012 - Quebec City
  • The Story of Blizzard - The White Buffalo
  • Bison Identification
  • Identification Des Bisons
  • Bison Producers - Sharing the Gift of Life
  • "Bison On The Edge" Conference
  • Mineral or Vitamin Deficiencies and Supplementation in Bison
  • Ontario Outstanding Young Farmers Complete for National Award
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • The Bison Business is a Family Affair
  • Canadian Rangeland Bison - Quality by Nature
  • Thank You to our Sponsors
  • History of Bison - From a Manitoba Perspective
  • Bison Industry Outlook Strong
  • 2010 Membership Directory
FALL 2009 In this issue:

 

  • CBA Annual Convention
  • CBA Annual Convention Registration
  • Sponsors
  • New Bison Producers' Handbook Nears Publication
  • Bison Cow-Calf Producers
  • Holistic Management
  • Grass Finishing Bison
  • Feeding Systems
  • You Have Bison Out
  • The "Seasons of the Bison" Photo Contest 2009
  • The Cost of Exporting
  • CBA 10th Annual Product Innovation Contest Entry Form
  • IBC 2012 - Quebec City
  • Canadian Rangeland Bison - Locally Produced - Globally Enjoyed
  • 60 Years of Auctions - "A Look at Three Generations"
SUMMER 2009 In this issue:

 

  • Food Freedom Day 2009
  • Is Food Manufacturing Recession Proof?
  • Alberta Consumers' Valuation of Bison and Beef Meat Attributes
  • IBC 2012 - July 24-27, Quebec City
  • Food Safety - Filling the Incentive Gap, Raising the Bar
  • Terra Madre
  • Canadian Prairie Bison in Dubai
  • Canadian Bison for Royalty
  • Ted Turner Helps Shine Spotlight on Green Restaurants
  • Trails End Buffalo Stix - Kevin and Judy Wilkinson
  • National Farmers' Market Impact Study 2009 Report
  • Bison Carcass Grades Compared
  • Barbecue Bison Perfectly Every Time
  • July is Bison Barbecue Month
SPRING 2009 In this issue:

 

  • 2008 Myrt Lenton Award Winners
  • 2008 Premier Breed Award Winner
  • Canadian National Bison Show & Sale - CNSS 2008 Class Winners
  • Thank You To Our Sponsors
  • Canadian Bison Registry
  • Regional Round Up
  • Quebec City - Destination for IBC 2012
  • Memorial Scholarship - Liliane Kot
  • All in a Weekend
  • Bale Grazing - Can it Work with Bison?
  • Local Group Works to Reduce Conflict Between Bison and Landowners
  • Feeding Outlook - 2009-2010
  • Bison Producers Share the Gift of Life
  • Remembering all our Producers
  • Ranching for Profit
  • Bison Producers Take Advantage of Advance Payments Program
  • National Bison Association - Report
  • Quiet Bison Sire More Calves Than Louder Rivals
  • Dissolution of Peace Country Bison Association
  • CBA Registry - Ready, Set, GROW!
  • The Productive Life of Bison
  • CBA 2009 Membership Directory
  • CBA Member Benefits Program
FALL 2008 In this issue:

 

  • Strong Bison Demand Pushes Prices to a Five-Year High
  • A Corner Stone of the Bison Industry Passes - Rusty Seedig
  • Breeding Capacity of Bison Bulls
  • Restoring Bison in North American Grasslands
  • Seawind Buffalo Ranch - Making a Difference in Atlantic Canada
  • Convention 2008 Agenda
  • Convention 2008 Registration Form
  • Taste Test 2008 - Are You Up to the Test!
  • The CBA Remembers - Josef Saxinger
  • Canadian Bison Registry - The Link to a Brighter Future!
  • Head 'Em Up - Move 'Em In!
  • Considerations for Successful Weaning
  • Free Ranging Plains Bison Conservation Update
  • Bison Tagging and Traceability
  • CBA Member Benefits Program

Summer 2008

  In this issue:

 

  • Vancover Islanders Enjoy the Taste of Bison
  • Maximizing the benefits of RFID technology
  • Nordmann Keeps Raising the Bison Bar
  • Bison Is the New Beef
  • In Memory of Mr. Harry Dyck
  • Food without Bar Codes
  • Bison Big Hit At International Trade Shows
  • The Asian Market Potential for Canadian Bison
  • Bison-A Nutritional Program
  • Improved Suppliers Guide for the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Bison Cash Advance Program
  • CBA Member Benefits Program

SPRING 2008

  In this issue:

 

  • Zoning... Alive and Well At West Hawk Lake
  • Is The Canadian Bison Industry Choosing The Sustainbale Way?
  • Bison Carcass Grades Compared
  • Distiller Grains and Bison
  • Premier Breeder Award
  • CBA National Convnetion and Show & Sale
  • Myrt Lenton memorial award
  • Saving The World With Bison
  • CgFARAD
  • Beware Of The Bottle Raised Male Orphan
  • Bison Stewards Help Manage Wild Bison On Privare Land
  • Anthrax 2006 Summary What lies ahead
  • Membership directory

fall 2007

  In this issue:

 

  • Will Demand For Bison Products Exceed Supply?
  • Bison Industry Loses a Pioneer and a Friend
  • IBC 2007
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency-National Chemical Monitoring program
  • CBA National Convention and Show Sale Preliminary Details
  • Managing Without Drugs
  • The Bison Advantage
  • Metabolic Use of Low Quality Forages
  • Reproductive Technologies in Bison
  • State Of The Art Multi Species Facility Processing Bison, Beef & Elk
  • Refinement Of Bison Dehorning Procedure
  • Carmen Creek Producers Have A Hoof U

summer 2007

  In this issue:

 

  • Consumer Trends-Where Does Bison Fit?
  • Bison Numbers Grow-Number Of Farms Remain The Same
  • Bison Grading Standards Amended
  • Bison Draws Crowds Throughout North America
  • Bison Processors & Consumers of Today & Tommorrow
  • We Are Where The Bison Are-Lacombe
  • 2007 CBA National Convention and Show & Sale
  • IBC 2007
  • Bridging The Gap:Turning A Good Idea into An Actual Business
  • Maximizing Carcass Returns
  • New Labelling Regulations For Small Business
  • Bison Meat Prices-What Members Are Telling Us
  • Report:52nd International Congress Of Meat Science & Technology
  • Good, Clean & Fair-Lessons of Terra Madrin, Turin, Italy

   

SPRING 2007

  In this issue:

 

  • Zoning at West Hawk Lake
  • Maximizing the benefits of RFID technology
  • CBA National Convention and Show & Sale
  • Myrt Lenton memorial award
  • Bison slaughter decreasing live exports to US increasing
  • European Union important destinations for Canadian Bison
  • Bison pasture management
  • Deworming bison with minimal medicinal inputs
  • Anthrax 2006 Summary What lies ahead
  • USDA introduces rule to allow for imports of Older Canadian Bison
  • SBA Premium Stock Show & Sale
  • Membership directory

FALL 2006

  In this issue:
   
  • Beaver Creek Wood Bison Ranch
  • Can you see the difference-Plains or Wood type
  • Live bison continue to move to the United States
  • Anthrax
  • Summary of fencing guidlines for bison on Alberta public lands
  • Expand youir markets, reduce your costs, age verify bison
  • Federally & EU certified plant to open in Lacombe, Alberta
  • Establishing nutrient composition for organ meats of elk & bison
  • International Bison Conference-The Thunder is growing
  • Industry supports building effective zoning capacity at West Hawk Lake
  • Principles of humane farming
  • Bison traceability based on RFID tags
  • Membership Directory

SUMMER 2006

  In this issue:
   
  • Consumer Trends and Opportunities for the Canadian Bison Industry
  • Farm Direct Marketing and Food Safety
  • Profile: Buffalo Horn Ranch
  • International Bison Conference Gathering Steam
  • Canadian Bison Industry Represented in Anuga
  • Bison Served to B.C. Chefs & Restaurateurs
  • Marketing Program Paying Dividends
  • Fibre Season
  • Are you Maximizing Carcass Returns in Your Marketplace
  • Forage Diets Produce Healthier Meat
  • Bison A "Healthy" Red Meat



Spring 2006

  In this issue:
   
  • New Ideas in Bison Nutrition
  • USDA Expected to Publish a Second Comprehensive BSE Ruls
  • Profile: Silver Creek Bison Ranch
  • Enhanced Controls for Cattle Exported to the U.S.
  • Farmers Get a Chance to Tell their Story
  • Copper Balance in Bison
  • Canadian On Farm Food Safety Program
  • Zoning Canada – Managing Disease Risks
  • Animal Transportation Regulations
  • The Economics of Finishing Bison

 

Fall 2005

  In this issue:
   
  • Canadian Bison Industry Continues to Grow
  • Federal and EU Slaughter Capacity
  • Nutrient Composition for Retail Cuts of Bison
  • Key Highlights of Proposed Amendments to Animal Cruelty Legislation
  • The Mobile Meat Promotor
  • Where the Buffalo Still Roam – The Gerhards
  • Rockwood Bison Ranch
  • The White Buffalo -  The Spirit of the Peace
  • Age Verification and the Bison Industry
  • Bison Identification
  • 2005 Membership Directory

 

Summer 2005

  In this issue:
   
  • CBA Participates in Nutritional Labeling Project
  • Consumer Trends
  • Pricing for Farm Direct Marketers
  • B.C. Develops Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy
  • Bison Experienced at Natural Product Expo
  • Canadian Bison Working With Nature
  • New Guidelines Being Considered for Labeling

 

Winter 2005

  In this issue:
   
  • Benefits of Membership
  • USDA Rule Published
  • Allflex/EID
  • Canadian Quality Bison and National Standards Program
  • NBA Branded Product Program and National ID Update
  • Aging Through Dentition
  • Feeding Bison Cows
  • Beef Cattle Rule of Thumb: Do They Apply to Bison
  • Bison on World Stage
  • Bison Behavioral Management and Handling Facilities Design
  • 2004 Convention Sponsors