Who We Are
Peter Haase is co-owner and manager of Buffalo Horn Ranch. Peter was born in High River, Alberta and raised in Calgary. Peter’s parent were farmers in Germany before immigrating to Canada. His mother’s farm has been in the family for about 900 years. Before meeting Judy and becoming involved in agriculture, Peter worked as a professional photographer, writer and photography instructor. He holds diplomas in Photography from NAIT in Edmonton and Canadian Studies from Mount Royal College in Calgary. Peter continues to pursue his first passion in photography along side his second passion, bison ranching. When time allows, Peter loves to climb mountains in the Rockies, backcountry telemark ski and pursue other outdoor activities. He is a former director for the Bison Producers of Alberta, and sat on the National Marketing Committee of the Canadian Bison Association. Peter is a strong advocate of environmentally responsible and sustainable agriculture, environmental protection and international human rights and development. Peter’s philosophy is that we must enjoy everyday of our lives on this planet, but in doing so, we are responsible to do so in a sustainable manner. We are part of nature and must work within natures cycles rather than against them.
Judy Haase was born in Jamestown, North Dakota under the shadow of the worlds biggest buffalo, a 60 foot tall statue above the town. After her parents moved back to Canada they purchased a hobby farm at Eagle Hill and named it Buffalo Horn Ranch for some of the bison horns they found on the land. Judy came to love her weekends on the ranch and just over 20 years later convinced Peter to join her in her quest to 'bring back the bison'. Judy taught Junior High Physical Education for about 20 years in Calgary before retiring to the ranch. Now in addition to ranching she still works as a substitute teacher several days a week to make ends meet. When not ranching, selling meat or teaching, Judy enjoys getting out to bike, hike and telemark ski. She loves having guests on the farm as it gives her a rare opportunity to slow down a bit. But watch out, if you stay too long she'll put you to work.