Minnesota Buffalo Association
Creating a Progressive RUMBLE in the Bison Industry

Upcoming Buffalo Events & Workshops

2013 Legends of the Fall and Minnesota's Harvest Auction Results

November 30, 2013 – December 2, 2014

Available below for your review are the results of MnBA's 2013 Bison Auction.

For more information: Click here to download / view

2014 Legends of the Fall Auction

November 28, 2014 – November 29, 2014

As of November 17th the consignments are:

46 Heifer Calves
14 Yearling Heifers
  3 Two Year Old Bred Heifers

15 Bull Calves
  4 Yearling Bulls
  2 Two Year Old Bulls

Looking forward to visiting with many of our attending buffalo friends!

 

Held in Albany Minnesota at the Central Livestock Barn

For your convenience you can now consign, make Bountiful Banquet and Bison Fundamental reservations right here on-line vs. filling out and mailing forms. Check it out here!

Click below to access details on the Auction, Consignment overview and printable consignment entry form.

Bountiful Banquet

Social begins at 5 pm and dinner begins at 6:30 pm, Friday November 28th bison enthusiasts shall gather at Paul’s Par-A-Dice (451 Railroad Avenue; Albany, MN) for a tasty buffet, judges’ award presentations and a whole lot of laughter!

Advanced reservations are required and can be made on-line here  or by contacting the Association office [info@mnbison.org or 507-454-2828].

 

Auction

Host hotel: Norwood Inn and Suites: 320-845-2145. Make reservations early as the hotel fills quickly. Made by November 7th and mentioning MN Buffalo Association guests will enjoy the reduced rate of $65 + tax per room. Room rate includes continental breakfast.

Friday, November 28th

Consigned animals will arrive; Bison Fundamentals, a free educational class, led by our president Dale Rengstorf, will begin at 2pm and our Awards Banquet dinner begins at 6:30 pm (Social begins at 5 pm) . To make reservations for the class and banquet do so by clicking here or  contact the association's office at info@mnbison.org or call 1-507-454-2828.

Saturday, November 29th

The auction begins at 10am sharp. Called by Bradeen Auctions. The breeding stock judged show consignments will be sold first followed by the non-judged animals consigned.

 The classes offered at the 2014 sale include:

  •  Heifer Calves • Bull Calves
  •  Pen of 3 Heifer Calves (Show only) • Yearling Bulls
  •  Yearling Heifers • Two Year Old Bulls
  •  Two Year Old Heifers (Bred for judged portion; Bred or Open for non-judged segment)
  •  Mature Cows (Production Only)

Consign and deliver 5 or more animals and receive one free banquet ticket. Consign and deliver 10 or more animals (Pen of 3 Heifer Calves count as one consignment) and choose between two free banquet tickets or MnBA paying for your Friday evening stay, November 23rd, at the host hotel.

Consignors do NOT have to be members of the association though after spending some time with this bunch of characters you're gonna wanta! Non-member convenience fee: $50

Click below for a printable consignment overview and entry form or you can consign online here!

For more information: Click here to download / view

Bison Fundamentals

November 28, 2014

FREE educational event held at Central Livestock Sales Barn; Albany, MN from 2 to 4pm. (just off of Interstate 94 at exit 147 – 34412 County Road 10 - west of St. Cloud, MN)

Though walk-ins are most welcome, to guarantee receiving an educational packet make reservation by registering on-line here or by notifying the Association's office at info@mnbison.org or lastly call 507-454-2828 with name and the number of individuals.

Members of the Minnesota Buffalo Association, led by President Dale Rengstorf, will present diverse details, different features and "lessons learned" of raising and marketing magnificent bison.

The class is designed for those considering raising bison. Come learn and connect with those who will be passing forward the knowledge they have gained over their years of raising and marketing bison.

Those participating are encouraged to make reservations for the evening's Bountiful Banquet to continue their education. Make reservations by printing the below "consignment form"

22nd Annual Educational Conference

April 17, 2015 – April 19, 2015

Hosts NorthStar Bison without any doubt will be putting together a not-to-miss educational event. Family members have presented bison educational sessions North America wide.

To be held in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

Details will be available early 2015.