Mr. T Goes to Oklahoma

Posted by Ken Klemm on 3/17/2018 to News
Mr. T Goes to Oklahoma

Mr. T Goes to Oklahoma

Bison are inherently wild animals.  We may train them, feed them, corral them and even haul them down the roads of our very civilized world, but they are still wild.

I recently had the opportunity to take some of our bison to restock a beautiful ranch in extreme SE Oklahoma (virtually all new herds are a restocking project when viewed through a historical lens!).  This well-cared for piece of land has a very substantial fence around its many thousands of mountainous acres, and as such, the owner wanted to get started with older animals instead of the much more usual, and relatively carefree, route of stocking with calves.

I guess I figured life was getting a little boring here on the ranch, so I accepted the challenge.


This episode stars a mature bison bull I’ll call Mr. T.  Mr. T weighs about 2000 lbs. and is full of life. 

Bison and Cattle DNA

Posted by Ken Klemm on 3/7/2018 to News
Bison and Cattle DNA

I spent the morning processing breeding bulls - touching up lost ear tags and taking DNA samples for the lab.

Why DNA test?

As stewards of these magnificent animals, it is our duty to keep bison pure by working with the best available science. To purposely crossbreed bison with cattle is a wanton pollution of this amazing creation. We strive to identify any past human errors and responsibly limit, or even eradicate them.