> Hi Cindy, Thanks for your
> We did go look and were really
> impressed with the Fowler's stock.
> They had a lot.
> Thier stock is all full blood,
> registered and looking good. A
> white faced, black bull that
> looked great. All thier stock was
> docil and would come to call.
> They had two Cow Calf pairs that
> they were willing to sell, one
> bull calf and one a heifer. My
> daughter fell in love with the
> heifer calf. Still didn't buy.
> They are a little expensive, but
> considering some of the
> advantages, may be a bargain. We
> decided to buy some meat from them
> and do a "taste test"
> before making a decision. Been
> eating Beefalo all week and love
> The only problem I can see is
> finding a market. Maybe you can
> share some of your experience in
> that area with me?
> Looks like we will probably do
> something and are leaning toward
> that pair, to start. In the
> meantime we have been contacted by
> another producer in north east Mo.
> and are thinking about traveling
> again this weekend.
> How about you, are you building a
> large herd? I haven't seen too
> many people in this area raising
> beefalo. I did email a few that
> were on the registry from missouri
> but received only one reply.
> Tell me a little more about your
> stock and some of your experience.
> I am looking for any information I
> can collect.
> Thanks again, gary
Gary, I to am isolated with a large segment of the cattle producers rasing composite cattle for market.I have found there is a large number of people who do not want beef.These are persons with large health probblems. Our Type 2 diabetics,heart attacks etc you get the point and there willing to pay the extra money to have there beefalo and eat it to. So that is one way. The other is internet sales I think alot of work. The other is chain stores in your area.If you plan to get that big.Also I talked to my local IGA, And they will sell it to the public for me. The catch is it would need to be inspected FDA. That is about 1/2 a state away I would have to haul.So we are talking to folks who will buy it by the 1/2 beefalo.By staying small I don't have to worry about supply and demand.And I generate a nice little income too.
I have found the animals to train so easy I train horses.So it came pretty natural to me to train the cows the same way. Had a mare that needed ultrasounded for foal,loaded her into a straight load trailer the cow on the other side to check back with calf and the vet really got a kick out of that!!!!Opened the doors and horse on one side and cow on the other. People want and are willing to pay for a Great product.The animals have so many plusses Ive tried to figgure why more people don't breed them I guess its because there isn't a uniform color or type ie.as in other breeds. But you can bet there an all American breed.