Millions of buffalo roamed the Kansas prairie centuries ago as this state was their native home. Unfortunately most of the buffalo were gone from the land by the mid 1870s. Now the Plains Bison, commonly called buffalo, roam the state again on private land and in state parks.
The mission of the Kansas Buffalo (Bison) Association is to improve the buffalo industry in Kansas by producing animals; conducting live animal sales; promoting meat sales; educating others about all aspects of buffalo; and preserving this part of our Great Plains heritage.
The membership meets for a meeting and social three times a year. Highlights of the meeting include speakers relating to the bison industry and the chance to visit with other producers. Anyone that is interested in raising bison is encouraged to attend. There is no better way to learn than to talk with people that raise buffalo.
The spring meeting usually meets at a host ranch to tour their herd. The other meetings of the year are held somewhere in the center of Kansas to keep the meeting place centrally located since producers come from all over the state.
Kansas buffalo and our association are promoted at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson each September. Members volunteer their time to talk to people who stop by the booth. We also have displays and sell items related to buffalo.
Our annual fall sale is held the first Saturday in December at the Farmers and Ranchers Sale Barn in Salina, Kansas. Quality calves, yearlings, and cows are for sale to start new herds or add to existing ones.
Please look around the website to learn about our association. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us. We’re proud of our Plains Bison and want to share their facts and history with you.