Welcome to Stonehaven Bison Ranch….where the buffalo roam.
Our mission is to raise happy, healthy, grass-fed bison in a low-stress environment. We have 42 bison, including the five calves born in spring 2016: 35 heifers and cows and seven bulls. Our goal is to increase the herd size to 50 cow-calf pairs over the next few years and to process some bulls each year for the meat side of our business.
Home on the Range
Work brought us to the Kansas City area, and a desire for space had us buying farm ground and building a house smack-dab in the middle of it. We decided to become bison ranchers (read Getting started), and bought our first small herd in 2014.
Meet the Team
Diversity is important to us. Below, you will see representatives of all those that live and work on the ranch.
Family-Owned and -Run
We All Pitch In
Hail, hail, the gang's all here! Clockwise from left: Greg, Dylan, Katherine, Kevin and Jan. Building fences, managing bison, cleaning chicken coops—this group does it all!
Smart and Lovable
We got Buddy when he was two years old. He's really smart and loving, but had no idea how to play. So we got Patches (see below) to teach him how to play and have fun.
Playful and Fun-Loving
Patches is our youngest dog. Our neighbor's Lab had pups, and we picked patches out to be Buddy's friend. She taught him how to play, and he taught her how to behave (mostly).
Our Herd Bull
Klemm came to the ranch from the Kansas Buffalo Association livestock auction in Salina, Kan., in December 2014. Weighing in at 955 lb when he was 18 months old, he has grown a lot since arriving. There's no doubt that he is king of the pasture.
One of Our Cows
This pretty girl is one of the first 12 heifers we brought home from the Custer State Park bison auction in November 2014. She was a yearling in 2014 and gave us our first calf (right) in 2016.
Almost a yearling, this young heifer was born April 3, 2015, the first of five calves—four heifers and one bull—that were born on the ranch.
Resident Mouse Hunter
Ghosty Kitty is a calico cat. She lives in the shop with sometime-companion Fluffernutter. Her favorite pastime is trying to catch birds. She's a little more successful with mice.
Rhode Island Red
One of nine Rhode Island Red (Little Red Hen?) laying hens.
One of four Buff Orpington hens.
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