Beefalo Breeders Association
Beefalo Breeders Association was formed in 1981. Membership is
open to all persons interested in the promotion, development and
improvement of the Beefalo breed within the state of Michigan. Membership
is composed of breeders and owners of Beefalo across Michigan who
are very willing to share their experiences, ideas, and suggestions.
The MBBA sponsors several activities throughout the year including
four membership meetings, an annual show and sale at the Michigan
Cattlemen's Association Beef Expo held at Michigan State University
in the spring, a summer Picnic at one of our members farm.
Beefalo is a hybrid cross breed of Bison and any breed of domestic cattle. Beefalo contains between
17% and 37.5% (3/8) bison.
A full-blooded Beefalo is 3/8 bison. Beefalo look like cows and
yet retain many of the favorable characteristics of bison. Beefalo
will eat rough forage, survive under harsh conditions, are generally
smaller at birth, are hardy, are generally easy to manage, and produce a high quality low fat high protein
meat. USDA sources show
Beefalo to be lower in calories, cholesterol, and total and saturated
fat and higher in protein than beef, pork and chicken. In the
spring of 1985 the USDA began to allow Beefalo carcasses to be stamped
“Beef from Beefalo” or “Beefalo Beef” provided they are registered in one
of the national registry programs and are handled during slaughter and
processing according to USDA instructions. Many processors have been
approved to process such stamped carcasses.
American Beefalo International (ABI) and American
Beefalo Word Registry (ABWR) have merged to form a single national
breed organization. The November 15, 2008 merger created the American Beefalo Association (ABA). There are currently numerous
Beefalo breeders and producers across the United States, Internationally,
and in Michigan. Information regarding Beefalo can be obtained from
any of the officers or other members of the MBBA.
2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Premier Genetics All Breed Sale
February 26-27 2015 Beefalo Show Friday 3 PM in Mason MI.
Ingham Co Fairgrounds Srv Rd
Michigan Beefalo Summer Picnic
Sunday July 26 2015 Hosted by Mark and Sue Guigar Carsonville, MI
Membership Meeting & Dinner
Saturday November7, 2015, 6:00 PM Maxfield’s Restaurant
11228 N Wyman Rd.
Blanchard, MI 49310
|Mike Carlton, President
|Matt Super, VP
Junction, MI 49056
Bret Green, Secretary
Vicksburg, MI 49097
|Debbie Green, Treasurer