Business: Have a Slice of Roast Beefalo

Cross a cow with a buffalo and what do you get? Cowed and buffaloed, as frustrated cattlemen have found after many crossbreeding attempts over the past century. Instead of turning out as beefy as a black Angus and as large and hardy as a bison, the hybrid offspring were sickly and infertile. Now, a rancher in Stockton, Calif., has apparently hit on the right combination of bovines to produce a meaty, tasty, economical animal.

After 15 years of trying and more than 1,000 experimental mixed marriages, D.C. ("Bud") Basolo has produced a herd of...

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