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Old Jan 7th 2015, 03:53 PM   #1
 
  Nov 2014
  St. Mary's Pa


Hello everyone!* hope you had a great holiday season.* Me and friend are looking to raise some buffalo in pa.* I don't know much about it so I wanted to reach out to see if anyone had information on purchasing and raises this animal.


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thanks for looking.*
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Old Jan 8th 2015, 02:36 PM   #2
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  Nov 2010
  Annville, PA

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Give me a call, I might be able to help on some things
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Old Jan 8th 2015, 04:01 PM   #3
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

Cervid: Whitetail Deer


I have a friend that raises a herd down there in Pa. He runs 50 head a year through his high class restaurant.
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Old Jan 8th 2015, 05:37 PM   #4
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

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I thought about it once so I looked in to it, but the more I looked into it, the more I realized they may not be my best choice on my farm at this time. Maybe if I didn't have deer I would raise them.

I read they are very capable of running through a barb wire fence when they get agitated. They take months to adapt to a new farm, and until they do, they can be difficult to keep inside the pen. They are good at escaping. I am sure there are many good things, but they are not like cattle. They are more wild, so the fencing should be extra heavy duty. I don't wanna discourage you, just giving you a heads up. As with any livestock, the more research you do before you get them, the better prepared you will be to care for them.

At one time I saw ads for them on pennswoods and Craigslist. Also if you google bison farms in PA, there are some websites with contact numbers. Good luck, have fun and let us know if you find some.
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Old Jan 8th 2015, 07:43 PM   #5
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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I thought about it once so I looked in to it, but the more I looked into it, the more I realized they may not be my best choice on my farm at this time. Maybe if I didn't have deer I would raise them.

I read they are very capable of running through a barb wire fence when they get agitated. They take months to adapt to a new farm, and until they do, they can be difficult to keep inside the pen. They are good at escaping. I am sure there are many good things, but they are not like cattle. They are more wild, so the fencing should be extra heavy duty. I don't wanna discourage you, just giving you a heads up. As with any livestock, the more research you do before you get them, the better prepared you will be to care for them.

At one time I saw ads for them on pennswoods and Craigslist. Also if you google bison farms in PA, there are some websites with contact numbers. Good luck, have fun and let us know if you find some.




The ones i know of are held in with our deer fence. Just cut down to 5-6 foot. I do know that they like to drive their horns up through the top of an aluminum cattle trailer while loading them and they do it with ease.
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Old Jan 11th 2015, 03:48 AM   #6
 
  Aug 2012
  Waynesville, Ohio
There's a few farms out our way and two of them use large telephone poles and like ten strands of high tension electric fence.... Makes ya wonder.... I would love to have about anything including a Bison!
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Old Jan 11th 2015, 12:33 PM   #7
 
  Nov 2013
  Mission MN
If they ever get out it's ugly. Saw a few out years back blocked traffic on state hwy 241 in st michael minnesota. Eventually they rolled a Datsun pick up and flipped a horse and rider. State trooper and county cop finally shot them in the road ditch. Bison was cheap that week at Dehmers a Meats in st michael.
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Old Jan 11th 2015, 02:00 PM   #8
 
  Nov 2014
  St. Mary's Pa


Thanks for the feedback guys.* it's great to have a site with this type of communication available.* I'm sure it will be an up and down experience.*
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Old Jan 18th 2015, 09:59 PM   #9
 
  Jun 2012
  Blue Rapids, KS
We keep our bison in 5 wire barbed fence.. They don't ever touch the fence ..never had any break through or jump our fence. They're calm. They are kept in the same fence as our cattle. We've had new born calves lay by the fence and when they get up they are on the wrong side. We just push them back under the fence, the cow to the calves that have done that will pace the fence but have never had one go over or through the fence. When we've worked our cows and bulls we run them through the same alley and chute as our regular cattle.. Of course the big Bulls won't fit through our normal cattle chute but the cows and weaned calves will. When we have our bison in the lot In the winter they are in continuous fencing and cattle panels. Bison have a great meat and on the hoof market. We can walk among our bison. Of course not when they're breeding because the bull will be aggressive protecting his cows and don't get in the way of a cow and her young calf.
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