Sorghum as a finishing grain for bison.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2000: $3,298.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Region: Northeast
State: New Jersey
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: corn, sorghum (milo), soybeans, wheat


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, feed formulation

    Proposal summary:

    This project explores whether drought-resistant sorghum can be used instead of corn for finishing bison. The project was triggered by the droughts of 1998 and 1999; it will explore the economics of feeding sorghum, the feed preferences of bison, and the bison response to sorghum instead of corn.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.