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Published July 06, 2010, 12:00 AM

Bison co-op gallery


Dick Ruby of Milnor, N.D., is only original sitting board member remaining North American Bison Cooperative.(Mikkel Pates / Agweek)

  • Dick Ruby of Milnor, N.D., is only original sitting board member remaining North American Bison Cooperative.(Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • Bison are easily spooked by strangers. Dick Ruby says bison require four times the space as cattle and the feedlot fences must be stronger and higher. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • Dick Ruby’s ranch near Milnor stand on ridge hills at his headquarters, just south of Milnor, N.D. He started renting a pasture here in 1992 and moved onto the place in 1998, near the height of the bison market. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)