Farm / YR Bison Ranch

Farm Type: Bison Ranch

Region

Central

Town

Red Deer

Join our family for our first Alberta Open Farm Days, sharing our bison ranch with you!

We started with the purchase of this property 2005 as first time ranchers with 8 bison. From there we have grown to have two herds in two different counties, grow our own hay and work to improve the soil health of our properties.

We are offering free tours to view the bison, our equipment, our handling system and our current soil improvement field growth.

We will be open Saturday August 17 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Sunday August 18 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Our Meat store will be open during all hours. Offering a full selection of flash frozen vacuum sealed bison meat cuts, with no beef, pork or other products added. There will be some ready-to-eat refrigerated items such as pepperoni and jerky available. Dog bones will also be available.- Don’t Forget to bring your cooler!
We will also have bison skulls for sale.

**Cash and e-transfers preferred, credit cards accepted.**

Walking Guided Tours will be offered as follows:

Viewing and explaining the equipment – little walking
10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.

Walk out to the bison handling system and see how it differs from cattle, then either return to the beginning, or continue on for a walk past bison to a field we planted this year to improve our soil health and to feed the bison in the fall. It is an exciting brassica blend that includes turnips, tillage radish, crimson clover, German millet, forage peas, Italian ryegrass, buckwheat and several other plants.
10:30 a.m.
12:00 noon
1:30 p.m.

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Price

Free Admission - Meat, bones and Skulls for sale.

Farm Details

Host Name: Rod, Yvonne, Cole, Cody and Reese Mills

Email: yrranch.ca@hotmail.com

Phone: (403) 343-0683

Date

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

End Time: 3:00 p.m.

Date: Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18

Directions

Address: 37571 Range Road 255, Red Deer County, AB

Directions:

Located on a ridge along Delburne Highway / Highway 595 only 14km East of Red Deer and 22km West of Delburne. We are on the South side of the Highway up Range Range 255.

NOTE: Range Road 255 jogs across the Hwy, the most Eastern RR 255 sign only goes North, downhill. We are at the other RR 255 sign, that only turns South, up an incline. This is where we are located.

From Red Deer: Head East on Hwy 595. We are a simple South turn up Range Road 255.

From Delburne: Head West on Hwy 595. We are a simple turn South up Range Road 255.

From North of Joffre: If you travel down some back roads and are coming off Hwy 11 or Hwy 12, you can cut across Hwy 808 just West of the of the Red Deer River Bridge on Hwy 11, and at the stop sign, turn East. Drive to Range Road 255 and we are a simple turn up the road.

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