Minnesota Bison Association
Helping Members Successfully Raise and Promote Bison

Upcoming Bison Events & Workshops


Blue Mounds State Park Fall Sale

October 8, 2021

Details of the Blue Mounds State Park bison herd can be found here

Wisconsin Bison Producer's Association Fall Conference

October 15, 2021 – October 17, 2021

Join the Wisconsin Bison Producer's Association for their fall conference. Please see the agenda listed below:

Hudson House Grand Hotel
1616 Crest View Drive
Hudson, Wisconsin



October 15, 2021 (Friday)

               6:00 pm to 9:00 pm         Social (Appetizers provided)


October 16, 2021 (Saturday)


               9:00 am to 9:30 am         Registration


9:30 am to 10:00 am       NBA Update and Questions, by Jim Matheson, Assistant Director of the National Bison Association


Jim will provide an update on the activities of the National Bison Association as well as the bison industry.


10 am to 11:30 am          The Bison Advantage, by Jim Matheson, Assistant Director of the National Bison Association

Jim will provide an introduction to bison production in the NBA’s Bison Advantage presentation. The Bison Advantage will feature the basics of bison production, marketing, and management and is aimed at new and prospective bison producers, but offers takeaways to anyone raising bison.


11:30 am to Noon           General Q & A Session


Noon to 1:00 pm              Lunch


1:00 pm to 2:30 pm         Bison Handling: Low Stress for Success, John Halstead, Fawn Lake Ranch, Gordon, Nebraska (Turner Enterprises)

 John Halstead, along with his wife Nicole and daughter, manages Fawn Lake Ranch near Gordon, Nebraska.  John is dedicated to the application of Low Stress Stockmanship as a tool for managing bison regeneratively in order to fulfill the Turner Enterprises Mission of managing native species and their habitats in an ecologically sensitive and economically sustainable manner.  He received a degree in Natural Resource Management from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and studied Wildlife Management at Missouri State University.


2:30 pm to 2:45 pm         Break


2:45 pm to 3:30 pm         Bison Slaughtering, Wayne Lautsbaugh, owner, Crescent Meat, Cadott, Wisconsin


                                             More information will be coming.


4:00 pm to 5:00 pm         Membership Meeting


6:00 pm to ???                  Dinner, Belle Vinez Winery, W10829 875th Avenue, River Falls, WI  54022, 715/426-9463


October 17, 2021 (Sunday)

               9:00 am to 11:00 am       Ranch Tour, Jeremy Allemann, Big Creek Bison, Baldwin, Wisconsin



Custer State Park Fall Bison Auction

November 6, 2021

More details on the sale can be found by clicking here

Antelope Island State Park Annual Sale

November 8, 2021

More details can be found by clicking here

Oklahoma Bison Association Fall Sale

November 13, 2021

The sale will be held at the Payne County Stockyards

MnBA's Bison Fundamentals

November 26, 2021

Are you thinking about raising bison? Do you have questions? Do you want to hear from experienced ranchers? Join the MnBA for this free class!

More information will be made available at a later date. 

MnBA's Legends of the Fall Auction

November 27, 2021

The Legends of the Fall Auction will begin on Saturday, November 27th at 10 a.m. at the Central Livestock Association (34412 Co Rd 10, Albany, MN 56307). The auction is being called by Quality Auction Services. The breeding stock judged consignments will be sold first followed by the non-judged consignments.

More information will be made available by late summer. 

Western Bison Association Meeting & Sale

December 2, 2021 – December 4, 2021

More details can be found by clicking here

Kansas Buffalo Association Annual Bison Auction

December 4, 2021

More details can be found by clicking here

Northern Range Buffalo Auction

December 7, 2021

The auction will be taking place from Sturgis, SD