Where water buffalo roam

A local cattle rancher decided to try something a little different. Kenny Covey is starting a herd of water buffalo after learning the meat is a healthy alternative to beef, with lower cholesterol.

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March 25, 2022 - 3:57 PM

Kenny Covey, owner of Diamon C Cattle Company, started a water buffalo herd after learning of the health benefits of the meat. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

It’s not easy to catch a water buffalo.

“If one doesn’t go in the pen, you cannot drive her. It’s better to set up a pen, drop some feed on the ground and hope for the best,” Elsmore rancher Kenny Covey explained.

“They’re not like cattle.” 

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