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
5-6, 2013, Michigan Beef Expo, MSU Pavilion,
East Lansing, MI
April 5, 2013 MBBA Spring
MSU Pavilion 6:00 PM, East Lansing,
2013, Annual Summer Picnic
Mike Carlton Farm Perry MI
, 2013 Annual Membership Meeting
6:00 pm for meal Meeting after meal.
|Mike Carlton, VP
|Matt Super, President
Junction, MI 49056
Bret Green, Secretary
Vicksburg, MI 49097
|Debbie Green, Treasurer