Ontario Bison Association



President - Richard Allan
Battle River Bison Co.
R.R # 6
Perth ON K7H 3C8

PH: 613 326-0573

EM: rcallan@battleriverbison.ca

Secretary - Shirley Mills

RR # 6, Line 4 5679

St. Marys ON N4X 1C8


PH: 519 229-6316

EM: blanbrook@quadro.net


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Century Park Game Farm to Host

Ontario Bison Association
Annual General Meeting

On Saturday August 9th, members of the Ontario Bison Association will be congregating at Rod Potter’s fifth generation Century Park Game Farm. Come to this scenic homestead carved out of forests long after the retreating glaciers left their mark.

If you have a passion for bison please attend to receive an update from the Ontario Bison Association Executive or if you are a bison producer from another part of the world holidaying in the area you will be most welcome.

Hosts: Rod & Elaine Potter of Century Game Park Farm
Location: RR 1 Warkworth 2nd of Concession Percy Fire # 4166

For directions to Century Park Game Farm go to: www.centurygamepark.com/map.htm

Registration: 9:00 a.m.

Cost: $25 per person includes lunch.
         Children 12 and under are free

Guest Speakers Include:
Jack Kyle Grazier Specialist for Ontario
Brian Tapscott from OMAFRA
Representatives from Gallagher Fencing and from Master Feeds Mineral

Members of the first 4-H Bison Club in Ontario from Grenville County will be attending

Please bring items (Bison related or not) for our Silent and Live Auctions

If you plan to attend, or have any questions let us know by Monday July 28th at blanbrook@qudro.net or phone 519-229-6316

If you need accommodations we suggest Cobourg, Port Hope or go online to trenthills.ca

On behalf of the OBA Directors, we look forward to seeing you on the 9th!



Ontario First 4-H Bison Club Formed. rEAD ABOUT IT HERE



NEW FOR 2014


OBA is offering new or former OBA/CBA members a $50 refund of their 2014 regional membership cost for the 2014 membership year.  You pay the full amount up front, but a $50.00 check will be sent to you by the OBA.


Why Join the CBA and the OBA


  • Regional Association Membership
  • Canadian Bison Association Membership
  • Reduced pricing on RFID Tags
  • Reduced pricing on marketing materials (list HERE)
  • Reduced pricing on ads in the CBA E-newsletter
  • Weekly Updates on bison prices
  • Weekly E-newsletter
  • Subscription to Smoke Signals (published 3/year)
  • Access to Members Only area on the CBA website where you can:
    • List your ranch/business on the "Where to Buy" database that is searched from CBA's Consumer's Page
    • List classified ads for no charge in member's area
    • Listed in and access to the CBA Members Directory both in Smoke Signals February issue and on website (only members can access directory on website)
    • Access to the current month's E-newsletters in one place
  • A voice on provincial and national agriculture, producer and industry concerns
  • Marketing at a provincial, national and international level
  • Networking opportunities on a provincial (AGM, etc.) and national level (CBA Annual National Convention and Show & Sale, Summer Field Days, etc.)
  • Lobbing on the industry's behalf to reduce/remove tariffs on bison during the EU - Canada Trade negotiations
  • Lobbing on the industry's behalf to keep Plains Bison from being listed on the endangered species list (COSEWIC recommendation expected in Fall 2013)
  • Benefits from research in bison health/diseases, production, and marketing that is in part funded by the CBA and Regional Associations


It is also important to recognize that when working with government to develop policies for industry, there is strength in numbers and a common voice.  Governments are not able to listen, let alone respond to each and every person who comes to them with concerns or requests for support.  A focused group of bison producers at the national and provincial level can bring common issues to the attention of governments effectively.


Small producers often ask What does the association(s) do for me? as they only sell a small number of animals and do not need access to national or international markets.  It is due to the CBA's constant marketing efforts doing the national and international food shows as well as the regional associations doing food shows, supporting local chefts, doing food demonstrations, sponsoring booths/events etc. that the bison prices are maintained at reasonable levels including those prices received when selling locally at a farmer's market or from your farm/ranch.


As a new member, you will receive a Welcome Package which contains the Bison Producers' Handbook, examples of marketing materials and 3 back issues of Smoke Signals.


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