Systems designed for bison

Sample Bison Systems

Bison Handling System Design

On the following pages you will find several samples of bison facilities. You will find samples of typical ranch facilities as well as specialty facilities used by government agencies, parks and zoos.

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Bison Working Alley

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Bison Working Alley with Control Section

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Bison Working Alley with Batch Pen

Sample Bison Systems

Basic Working Alleys

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System 1: This example shows a basic bison working alley. The alley is built using various lengths of sheeted bison panels in combination with either an 8′ wide frame and gate or a 5′ wide rolling door. Bison can become stressed if they are separated from their herd mates. The first two sections of alley are large enough to accommodate a pair of bison.

System 2: This system adds a single animal chute behind the squeeze chute. We refer to this section as a control chute as it can be narrowed to fit the animal to ensure the animal is facing the right way when you want to bring it into the squeeze chute. The control chute is a transition chute between the open grassed alley and the closed, steel floored and roofed squeeze chute.

System 3: This system adds a simple batch pen. Note how the bison enter and exit the batch pen in the same corner.

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Sample Bison Corral - 01

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Sample Bison Corral - 02

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Sample Bison Corral - 03

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Sample Bison Corral - 04

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Sample Bison Corral - 05

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Sample Bison Corral - 06

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Sample Bison Corral - 07

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Sample Bison Systems

Sample Bison Corrals

The sample bison handling systems and bison corrals presented on this page were prepared for a wide range of bison operations including ranches, parks, governments and zoo’s. Each design represents an individual response to the clients site, handling requirements, herd size, and individual preferences.

In addition to the basic handling systems these corrals may include pre-sorting facilities, post-sorting facilities, holding facilities, and load out facilities. The best way to understand how a system works is to follow the path of the bison and the handler as they move through the corral system.

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