Beldon Bison Ranch
Located near Nipawin, “Saskatchewan’s Playground,” Beldon Bison Ranch covers an area of approximately 4800 acres. The ranch is owned and operated by Don, Paulette and their son Nathan along with his wife Amanda Scott. Don and Paulette started it all in 1987 with just 160 acres, 10 bred cows, a breeding bull and the lofty goal of becoming full time ranchers and creating a sustainable operation to be passed on to the next generation. Many acres, many animals and miles of fence have been added over the years. Don left his work as an electrician in 1992 and Paulette left her job as a legal secretary in 1996. Nathan left his work in Oil and Gas in 2011 to return to the ranch full time. The team at Beldon Bison Ranch has been heavily involved in the industry over the years. Don was the inaugural president of the Saskatchewan Bison Association, the first Chairman for the Canadian National Bison Show and Sale and a director for the Canadian Bison Association. Don has also been honored to act as a judge at many bison shows across North America over the years, including the Gold Trophy Show and Sale in Denver. Paulette was the first female director for the Canadian Bison Association and was Secretary of the Saskatchewan Bison Association. Nathan has loved and cared for the bison since the day our first cows were delivered when he was 7 years old and currently sits on the board for the Saskatchewan Bison Association and is managing the Canadian Bison Bull Draft as host ranch. Amanda was instrumental in the implementation of the Children’s Program at the annual CBA convention. Nathan and Amanda’s boys, Leyton, Jaxen and Deon love to help on the ranch whenever possible and play “ranch” in the living room on the other days! Nathan’s sister, Penny, recently returned to the ranch and is the proud owner of a herd of her own.
Don and Paulette and now Nathan and Amanda have been friends with the folks at Great Range Bison for many years. Their support has helped us keep the ranch in the family and we will be forever grateful to them for that. We love that we are able to raise these magnificent animals on acres and acres of grass, finish them and then deliver them to Great Range Bison for the health conscious consumer to enjoy!