Our buffalo herd consists of animals that were sired by bulls that weigh as much a 2472 lbs. Our herd bulls weigh well over a ton and our mature cows weigh between 1000 and 1200 lbs. This herd is very calm and can be worked similar to cattle. Bloodlines include animals from Larry Byrd in SD, Ray Smith (747) in KS, the Crow Indian Nation in Montana and others in CO and WY.
Here at H & A Ranch, we raise and sell bison, commonly referred to as buffalo. Breeding stock, trophy animals, and meat is available year round. We also have a very limited number of white bison.
Kansas and Black Jack are two quality herd breeding bulls used at H & A Ranch.
- Sired by the great bull 747
- 747, owned by Mr. Ray Smith, weighed 2472 lbs. @ twelve
- Kansas has outstanding conformation and size plus a mild temperament.
- Captured on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana as a calf
- Black Jack has outstanding conformation and size plus a very black color
- Both Males and Females develop horns.
- Males can weigh over 2000 lbs. and stand over 7 ft tall. Bulls do not fully reach their adult size until 7 years of age, although they can start breeding at two years of age.
- Females are only half the size of males and can weigh up to 1300 lbs. at only five and half feet tall. They reach their adult size by 5 years of age, but will usually have their first calf by 3.
- The females have one calf a year. Gestation is roughly 265 days.
- The calves are born orange in color and weigh around 40 lbs.
- By the time the calves are yearlings they will weigh over 500 lbs.
- Bison are herd animals based on social groups, usually related females.
- Bison Males are loners as they age.
- Bison establish positions of rank by fighting. Higher ranked animals get to lead, drink, and eat first when moving from area to area.
- Bison Males will fight for the right to breed although vocal and non-verbal clues may be enough to send a rival running.
- Bison Males court one female at a time and get so caught up in the courting they do not have enough time to eat and will lose 10-20% of their body weight during the breeding season.
- Bison are great athletes; they can run faster than a horse, jump higher than six feet and pivot on either their hind legs or front legs.
- Healthy bison have no natural predators. Only weak and sick animals are vulnerable to natural predators.
- Bison can live to thirty plus years.
Massive head and forequarters covered with long, dark brown or black woolly hair. Short broad forehead, short neck, and high humped shoulders, with tufted tail, Long hairs of chin form long beard. Hips and hindquarters are much smaller and without long hair thus forming a distinct slope from hump to tail. Some stand six feet at the shoulder and weigh as much as a ton. Have short, sharp, up curved horns. Shaggy winter coat falls off in patches in spring; color is dark brown or black in winter, lighter in summer.
Contact David Autry Telephone/Fax: # 731-845-5671
Email: David at email@example.com