Chapter Activity Report Blog

Visit to Readington River Buffalo Company

Visit to Readington River Buffalo Company

Originally Posted By Halli M. James

Author: Alpha Zeta/Thursday, February 27, 2014/Categories: Chapter Activity Report Blog

On November 6th, several members of the Cook AZ Chapter visited Erick Doyle’s bison farm in Readington, NJ. We learned about the difficulties of managing an animal operation where the farmer is not able to have much contact with the animals due to their lack of domestication. We talked about silage making and bison nutrition and how to make the best of the resources available to you. Erick gets a lot of the milk he feeds to his calves from a nearby dairy that donates product they can’t use. During the holiday season, this includes some eggnog which we learned makes bison coats nice and shiny! This was a great experience to visit an atypical animal operation and learn about hands off animal management. 

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