DR JOE DAVIS DONATES BEEFALO TO LITTLE BIGHORN COLLEGE'S RANGELAND CLUB
If You're been around Beefalo for a while you probably know or heard of Doc Davis.
Davis was active in Beefalo from 1980 to 1996 and then developed a new Beefalo herd while he was in Texas a few years ago. Davis moved back to Wyoming recently and brought his small herd of Beefalo with him. The former Physician was faced with a shortage of grazing land last year which prompted him to meet with College Officials and donate his Beefalo to the college's Rangeland Club last November.
Little Bighorn College is a Native American Institution on the Crow Agency in South Central Montana
and welcomed Davis' Gift to include Beefalo as a part of their Range research and study.
The club is affiliated with the Society of Range Management founded in 1948 that has over 4 thousand members in 48 countries. A total of seven head were donated.
(Story source: Bighorn County News.)
MEETING IN RICHLAND, WASHINGTON FOCUSES ON NEW TRENDS IN BEEFALO. MERRILL'S SUCCESS IN AMERICAN ROYAL STEAK CONTEST AND UPCOMING FEATURE ON THE FOOD NETWORK.
One of the main topics at this year's Beefalo Northwest Meeting centered on the emerging trend of breeding Beefalo to European exotics to boost carcass quality, improved beef dress out and hybrid vigor. In his PowerPoint presentation President Jon Nichols showed a number of cattle that were Beefalo crosses on Belgian Blue, Romagnola, Gelbvieh and Aubrac. Also emphasized was several cattlemen attempting to develop new bloodlines by breeding bison hybrid cows with domestic or Beefalo bulls.
Mark and Linda Merrill (Beefalo Meats) not only described their win in the American Royal's grass fed steak category, but also announced they were filmed by one of The Food Channel's Shows. It's anticipated their Segment will be aired sometime this Spring.
It was also our pleasure to have Two Student guests attending the meeting from University of Idaho, Moscow who were researching the make-up of the 50-50 Bison/Cattle Crosses known as F-1 Hybrids.
The Meeting was held September 30th, 2017 at the Red Lion Hanford House, Richland, Washington
America's best steak is.... once again, Beefalo!