The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Bison was released in 2017.

There are various ways to view the Code:

There are a limited number of hard copies of this Code. NFACC encourages use of the electronic version and does not store hard copies. If hard copies are required, please contact the Canadian Bison Association.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Animal Environment
Section 2 Feed and Water
Section 3 Health
Section 4 Herd Management
Section 5 Handling
Section 6 Transportation
Section 7 On-Farm Euthanasia
Appendix A- Stocking Rates for Pastures
Appendix B- Preventing Escaped Bison
Appendix C- Body Condition Scoring
Appendix D- Bison Flight Zone
Appendix E- Bison Processing Welfare Audit
Appendix F- Orphaned Calves
Appendix G- Transport Decision Tree
Appendix H- Resources for Further Information
Appendix I- Participants

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