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Kenerson Bison Farm 

Seven years ago Don and Kay Kenerson moved to Maine. After purchasing 116 acres of land they needed something to put on it. The couple tried raising llamas and cattle, but today, it’s bison. Twenty of massive creatures roam on the farm in Solon. Bison, also commonly referred to as the American buffalo is the largest land mammal in North America. Currently there are about a dozen bison farms in Maine. Don and Kay Kenerson don’t raise the animals as pets, instead they are sold for their meat. If you’re interested in trying out the meat you can find the Kenerson’s at the Skowhegan and Waterville farmers markets or at their farm at 1266 South Solon Road in Solon. In the late 1800’s, less than 1,000 bison were left and those were saved by the combined efforts of William Hornaday (Director of the Bronx Zoo) and a small group of ranchers. In 1905, the American Bison Society was created to save the bison and protect rangeland for the animals. Today, those efforts are carried on by the National Bison Association and the Canadian Bison Association. The bison herds of today number in excess of 350,000 and are growing.The Kenerson Farm 1266 South Solon Road Solon, ME643-2008 [email protected]