The Meerheimb family ranch began after a trade for a Kenwood Mixer and one beef cow.
The Alberta Bison Ranch has become a success with the experience and support of Lee and Marie Helene Hochstein.
Since then it has grown into a diverse ranching operation and today, it remains under the management of Neil Hochstein their grandson.
Neil takes great pride in running 200 head of Pure Plains Bison, a breeding stock that is hard to beat with a blood line running as far back as 1980.
There is a lot of mystique around the image of the buffalo. Roaming the North American plains for hundreds of years until people hunted them almost to extinction. But in the 1980s in Canada it was ranchers who helped bring their numbers back, taking bison off the endangered species list through farming.
The Bison Producers of Alberta (BPA) represents the Bison industry for the province and works together with the Canadian Bison Association (CBA) on bison research, producer profitability, On Farm Food Safety, processing concerns and trade issues.
The activities of the BPA and the CBA are supported financially by its membership. Non-member bison producers are encouraged to join and support the Canadian and the Alberta Associations’ initiatives and activities.
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The Canadian Bison Association (CBA) is a non-profit organization which was established to represent the interests of the bison industry.
The Canadian Bison Association is responsible for providing guidance on a number of issues including: marketing, animal health, research, animal identification, government liaison, trade, traceability, the bison registry, conservation and other developmental initiatives.
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