Raven came to us from Bengstrom's Battle River Ranch in Alberta. We picked him out of the competition in the pens at the Canadian National Bison Show at Agribition in Regina. Not only did we like him, so did the judges. They chose Raven as the Canadian National Grand Champion in 1999. At the time, he weighed 1,215 pounds. As of June 2005, he weighed in at 2,468 pounds. Raven is way ahead of all of our other bulls on the growth curve.
Raven brings perfect confirmation to the Red Canyon bison herd. He just doesn't have any faults. His top line reminds you of a cantilever bridge. He carries himself like a prince despite freight-train length. Unlike the others he's a little shy, but displays a calm and easy going attitude. His first calf crop is on the ground, and we are waiting to see how they stack up.