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Bison producer Thomas Ackermann is being mourned by his many friends 
following his untimely death last month.

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

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

Growing demand and strong prices are boosting the bison sector, and it’s keen to attract new entrants, says Thomas Ackermann, chair of the Bisons Producers of Alberta.

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

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