At the bison auction: Sold to the buffalo-est bidder

Get big or get out, people warned Craig and Elizabeth Fischer when their farm was new and their herd was small.

The Fischers decided to get different instead.

On Friday, Craig Fischer headed home from the livestock auction with something very big and very different.

Thirty more bison for the family’s thriving herd at Sleepy Bison Acres in Sleepy Eye, Minn.

“It’s been a difficult 12 months. We kind of stuck our necks out,” Fischer said by phone as he shuttled the adult bison and yearlings from the auction site in Luverne to Sleepy Eye, an hour and a half east.

A year of brutal drought has withered the pastures and decimated the hay. Feed prices are soaring. And now they have 30 more mouths to feed.… Read Full Article | https://www.startribune.com/at-the-bison-auction-sold-to-the-buffalo-est-bidder/600104987/

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