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man standing with a herd of bison

Death of bison industry leader leaves ‘huge void’ in Canada’s bison industry

The death of Bison Producers of Alberta chair Thomas Ackermann in a 
tragic farm accident is being felt across Canada’s entire bison industry

Reading Time: 3 minutes Thomas Ackermann had a way of making people feel like they mattered to him. With a single smile and a warm greeting, he drew you in, and his enthusiasm kept you talking far longer than you ever expected. To him, you were important, someone who mattered, no matter who you were. And he made everyone […] Read more

Man standing in a field of buffalo.

Alberta bison producers putting out the welcome mat for new entrants

Bison Producers of Alberta says demand outpacing production and newcomers 
can make a good living with low-maintenance livestock

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’re looking for low-maintenance livestock, strong profits and a bright future, the Bison Producers of Alberta has a proposition for you. That’s the gist of the association’s enthusiastic new promotional video, but the organization isn’t trying to buffalo anyone — it’s all true, says chair Thomas Ackermann. “We’d like to see if we can […] Read more