The White Buffalo Ranch, besides being a private lodge and retreat center, is a working cattle ranch. The Bleser Family, owners of the ranch, have had cattle operations in three states and its what originally brought them to Missouri. By the lodge sharing 800 acres with full-time cattle operations guests have unique opportunities to incorporate the animals into their stay as much or as little as you wish. The ranch’s full-time residents can simply add to the scenic views or you can get up-close and interact with them.
Our most asked question regarding the cattle ranch is what breed of cattle we raise. At White Buffalo Ranch you’ll find Gelbvieh (pronounced Gelp-fee) a breed originating in Germany. Gelbvieh cattle come from a line of red-yellow cattle and Gelbvieh translated means “red-yellow cattle.”
Gelbvieh are known for their large muscular frames and impressive pre-weening growth rates. Overall, Gelbvieh cattle are preferred for their exceptional milk production, quiet temperament, quality meat producers and low birth rates. Gelbvieh bulls are one of the most sought-after breeds to cross with Angus females.