Premier bison breeding animals at National Western Stock Show

National Bison Association
Farm Forum

Denver, Colo. — Bison producers looking to build their herds-and prospective producers interested in entering the growing business-will have an opportunity to bid on 100 head of the world’s top bison breeding stock at the National Bison Association Gold Trophy Sale at the National Western Stock Show Jan. 21.

The animals to be auctioned at 10:30 a.m. at the Stock Show Livestock Center Arena on Jan. 21 will include the Grand Champion Bull and Heifer as selected during the Gold Trophy Show on the Thursday and Friday prior to the sale. All of the bison in the sale represent premier stock from ranches throughout the United States and Canada.

In cooperation with liveauction.tv, the National Bison Association will provide real-time on-line video streaming of the animals in the auction arena, and the ability to accept internet offers during the bidding. Bidders can simply log on to www.liveauction.tv and select National Bison Association Gold Trophy Sale.

Dave Carter, executive director of the National Bison Association, said that the animals coming into the arena at the Gold Trophy Sale can provide a strong foundation for new and existing producers.

“The bison business is in its strongest position ever because of growing customer demand for delicious, healthy bison meat. The Gold Trophy Show and Sale is recognized as the premier event for quality breeding stock in the United States, and is the best place for producers to go to start-or to expand-their herds,” Carter said. The consignment of animals scheduled at the Gold Trophy Sale include bull and heifer calves, yearling bulls and heifers, two-year-old bred heifers, and two-year-old bulls.

The live animal sale will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Livestock Center auction arena in the National Western yards. At 10 a.m., the association will auction 25 bison carcasses that were entered in the Market-Class competition.

“The live animal sale gives ranchers an opportunity to build their herds, and the market class competition is a great opportunity for local residents to bid on meat that can be cut and wrapped to their specification,” Carter said.

Information on the annual Gold Trophy Show and Sale is available on the National Bison Association’s website, www.bisoncentral.com. Producers can also register for on-line bidding through the LiveAuction website at www.liveauction.tv.