With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

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Bison - Basic Nutrition

Most of the information available on bison nutrition has been extrapolated from beef cattle requirements, bison forage selectivity, current knowledge of the bison digestive system and growth and seasonal adaptations. Specific energy, protein, mineral and vitamin requirements have yet to be fully developed. When feeding bison, several concepts must be understood: a) bison are ruminants, and all diets must be forage based prior to considering the use of grain supplementation and b) weight loss will happen at certain times of the year and planning is required prior to such periods.

It’s important to read through the entire Basic Nutrition of Bison document prior to making any decisions on year-round feeding program.

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