It was very cold but sunny February morning when we got together to sort the herd for the first time. Butcher animals would be sorted and hauled to our butcher lot a few miles away and all young stock would be ear tagged. No loss of man or beast that would be considered a successful roundup!
The door at the end of the head shoot is called a crash gate. The bison are so quick that there needs to be something that will stop them just long enough for us to pull the neck harness down. As you can see, the head shoot holds my husband pretty good too! I will probably let him out about supper time. (Just kidding.)
Never thought in a million years we would every be raising bison. It has truly been one of the funnest times of our lives. Raising bison has introduced us to other bison ranchers who have become some of our best friends that we would not have met otherwise. ~Krista Pohl