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.
2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
October 20, 2013 2:00 pm
Fall Meeting Election at
Matt & Anna Super’s 57528 16th Ave. Grand Junction 49056
|Mike Carlton, VP
|Matt Super, President
Junction, MI 49056
Bret Green, Secretary
Vicksburg, MI 49097
|Debbie Green, Treasurer