Managers of Yellowstone National Park bison said Monday they are considering changes to policies that have seen thousands of purebred buffalo from the nation's last wild herd bison killed since 2000 to stem transmission of a disease to cattle.
Native American activists gathered in Montana’s capital on Feb. 10 to protest the deaths of hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison killed this year to ease the worries of Montana ranchers about a cattle disease carried by many park buffalo.
This week, Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s staff began a roundup to remove nearly 400 bison from the 110-square-mile South Unit.
The roundup is part of a regularly-scheduled reduction of bison population to maintain the health of the park’s animals and the grassland that they feed on. An estimated 200 bison will remain at the park when the roundup is complete.
Wild bison from Yellowstone National Park that are deemed free of cattle disease could be safely used to establish new herds elsewhere across the American West without posing a risk to livestock, a U.S. Department of Agriculture study concluded.
BUFFALO LAKE, Minn. — A beef kill plant being refurbished and expanded in a central Minnesota town is partly owned by a key beef custom client — Lincoln Provision Inc. — of the North American Bison Cooperative Inc.
It is difficult to say who is most responsible for unsettled debts of North Dakota Natural Beef LLC — whether a legal or moral duty lies with that company’s board, or with the board of the North American Bison Cooperative LLC, which has become its majority owner.
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