Sandy Valley Bison


These magnificent creatures were almost wiped off the earth by man in the late 1800’s. Now, with the passion of a few, their numbers are increasing.


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Our Story

Sandy Valley Bison is owned and operated by STEVE & KYLIE TOLMIE.

For many years Steve had a vision of watching the thunder beasts happily grazing on his own land. Sandy Valley is 125 hectares sub-divided into smaller paddocks.

Preparing the first holding paddock of 25 hectares was a big deal, the fences needed to be much higher,1.8 meters as well as an electric wire installed. Other paddocks have been set up with the same security precautions with electric wire and high fence line.

Some pasture improvement was needed to keep up a supply of grasses both summer and winter. New handling yards were built for the Bison so that all handling could be done from outside the yard complex for safety.

Bison Consulting Services

We are proud to have the opportunity to share our time gained expertise and ability with people wanting to engage with the wonderful North American Bison

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Bison Products

The bison has many whole animal products

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Bison Health Meat Cuts

The bison meat, what can be more healthy?

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Bison Tours

Come and take an entertaining tour with and explore these beautiful mammals


The first bison to arrive came from WESTERN PLAINS ZOO in DUBBO in the autumn of 2007 these were 1 bull and 2 steers. A Harley ride down to visit Ashley and Deanne Brown of BEETOOMBA BISON then a casual walk around their fabulous Bison herd to select the first 4 females and the Sandy Valley herd is started.

The cows arrived 3 weeks later to their new home. When the stock truck pulled into the bison paddock, the 3 males were very curious and came straight over to see the action. Their keen sense of smell could detect the female bison even over all the cattle truck smells. The girls unloaded with out any problems, all the bison romped around the paddock the girls checking out the place and the boys following their new friends.


July 29th the late evening arrival of 4 more Bison cows and a young Bison bull was just as exciting to me as the first group. They all unloaded from the cattle truck safely and grouped together and headed straight for the water, thirsty work riding in trucks.

Monday morning feed time the new guys suffered a little pushing and shoving from the others to establish the pecking order, by days end every one was settled in and happy together.

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Bison Industry

The Bison industry today includes the production of bison, live animals for breeding stock or for processing as meat animals

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Bison Breeding Stock

Become one of a unique group of breeding bison, with your own American Bison.

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Bison History

The great American bison is a truly magnificent animal.

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