2022 TBA Fall Conference Registration
2022 TBA Fall Conference Registration
2022 TBA Fall Conference Registration
2022 TBA Fall Conference Registration
2022 TBA Fall Conference Registration
2022 TBA Fall Conference Registration
2022 TBA Fall Conference Registration

2022 TBA Fall Conference Registration

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Are you ready to get back together?  We understand this might be a fairly long drive for some of you, so we really are going to make it worth your while...  We truly hope you can join us. It is going to be fun, informative, and hopefully useful.

We are extremely excited about the things we have planned for our Fall 2022 Texas Bison Conference.  

The focus this time is on "Marketing Bison From your Ranch" the ins/outs and regulations on selling meat.

We have a great set of presentations planned.  This is a part of the state rich in bison history and we are gonna see as much of it as we can.   


We get to visit the Panhandle Meat Processors and watch them process a bison on site. 

We also get to spend an afternoon with the WTAMU Herdsmen and enjoy a great bison burger lunch (from the above processing)  at their headquarters (barn) on the WTAMU Campus and a great discussion about direct and retail meat sales by our own Chris Pogue, of GP Ranch, one of the few Texas bison selling bison meat directly into their community. 

Some of the other highlights:

Visiting the Charles Goodnight Ranch House and Museum 

A stop at the Herdwear Store: All Things Bison 

Sunday:  While driving home, several of you have the opportunity drive by Caprock Canyon and the official bison herd of Texas. The park is majestic and the herd is absolutely stunning, as they have a much darker coat than many bison.   If you have not visited Caprock or seen the herd, I strongly encourage you make a visit, no matter how brief.    The cost is $5 per person to visit the park. 

Hotels: We have a limited number of hotel rooms blocked at the Best Western and Holiday Inn Express in Canyon. Book early as there is a WTAMU home football game Nov 5th. You can call hotel directly at the numbers listed below.

Best Western: (806) 655-1818    $99 TBA rate               Holiday Inn Express: (806) 655-4445      $105 TBA rate

Temperatures: The average high and low temperatures in Canyon for Nov 4-6 are,  High of 66 degrees, Low of 36 degrees. 


Fall Conference Agenda



Friday - November 4 

3- 4pm 

Charles Goodnight home and Museum 

4 - 4:45pm 

Herdwear store - Goodnight Tx

4:45 - 5:30pm 

Drive to Hotel 


Hotel check-in (Best Western or Holiday Inn Express) 


Social event - Local Restaurant, attendees pay their own F&B  




Saturday - November 5 

8:15- 9:00am 

Breakfast & Check-in 


Travel to Panhandle Meat Processor 

9:30 - 11:45am 

Meat Processor (carcass conformation, meat cuts, etc) 

11:45 - 12:00pm 

Drive to West Texas A&M 


Lunch - bison cookout 

1:30 - 3:00pm 

Requirements For Selling Bison Meat 


  -sell across state line 


  -sell from ranch requirements 


  -licenses: city, county 


  -farmers markets 

3:00 - 3:15pm 

bathroom break, walk to cars 

3:15 - 4:15pm 

Travel to Sidney Blankenship's Bison Ranch 

4:15 - 5:30pm 

Visit Sidney Blankenship's Bison Ranch 

5:30 - 6:30pm 

Travel to West Texas A&M 

7pm - 10pm 

Dinner & Social event 




Sunday - November 6 

9 - 10am 

Caprock Canyon tour