Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
#17945 - 03/30/04 11:18 AM Water Buffalo in Belize  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,054
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Lan Sluder/Belize First  Offline
Interesting story on the front page of the Wall Street Journal today (March 30) about a fellow from Louisiana, A.P. Leonards, who is trying to raise water buffaloes. The water buffalo is common in Asia and elsewhere as a draft animal.

The story is datelined Orange Walk Town. Leonards has a herd of 6,250 water buffalo, of which a good number are in Belize (the story doesn't say how many exactly). He imported 325 to Belize about 15 years ago. Leonards has had various problems in Belize, according to the WSJ, including having to pay for quarantine for his original herd for two years, and at one point some of his buffaloes got loose and ate some sugar cane belonging to Belize Sugar Industries Ltd., which cost him US$50,000. Leonards is advertising to sell all his water buffaloes.

Leonards says he thinks it will take another 50 years to make the water buffalo popular in the Americas. He says he is setting up an upscale drug and alcohol rehab center near Orange Walk Town, hoping to attract athletes who are trying to dry out. He'll feed'em water buffalo meat, or "carabeef," he says.

--Lan Sluder

Lan Sluder/Belize First
#17946 - 03/30/04 01:40 PM Re: Water Buffalo in Belize  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 7,057
Chloe Offline
Chloe  Offline
Thanks Lan, for posting this, sure caught my eye.

Amazing how things develope, out of need..."much like mother of invention".

Dare To Deviate
#17947 - 03/30/04 02:09 PM Re: Water Buffalo in Belize  
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 306
Beachy Offline
Beachy  Offline
The "Water-Ford" clinic?
Just an idea for a good name.
Clearly I have had too much coffee this morning.
At least I'm cracking myself up...

Casa Picasso celebrated three yearsthis May, thanks to all of you!
Chris and Jen
#17948 - 03/30/04 05:49 PM Re: Water Buffalo in Belize  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 3,280
Barbara K Offline
Barbara K  Offline
upscale drug rehab in Orange walk??? The local crack dealers will love that!!! a captive clientele...

#17949 - 03/30/04 07:52 PM Re: Water Buffalo in Belize  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 7,057
Chloe Offline
Chloe  Offline
Wrangling water buffalo for entertainment and exercise.

Dare To Deviate
#17950 - 03/30/04 11:37 PM Re: Water Buffalo in Belize  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 6,251
NYgal Offline
NYgal  Offline
There is a large herd of Buffalo in our area approximately 7 miles away. They are raised specifically for the meat.
They are called 'Beeffalo' and from what I am told, the meat is very good.

I don't know from first hand to mouth experience.
But I would try it if offered smile

#17951 - 03/30/04 11:46 PM Re: Water Buffalo in Belize  
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 11,005
klcman Offline
klcman  Offline
Buffalo near Buffalo - imagine that! how novel laugh

_ _ _ _ _ _ _________________ _ _ _ _ _ _
But then what do I know, I am but a mere caveman
#17952 - 03/31/04 12:08 AM Re: Water Buffalo in Belize  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 6,251
NYgal Offline
NYgal  Offline
snickle're golden laugh

( Don't let that go to your head. )

Sell it instead, it's too heavy to be in your head smile

#17953 - 03/31/04 12:33 AM Re: Water Buffalo in Belize  
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 11,005
klcman Offline
klcman  Offline
working on chapter 13....

_ _ _ _ _ _ _________________ _ _ _ _ _ _
But then what do I know, I am but a mere caveman
#17954 - 03/31/04 10:42 AM Re: Water Buffalo in Belize  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,409
Katie Valk Offline
Katie Valk  Offline
They were imported from Jamaica years ago and got stuck in Belize en route to the US due to quarantine and here ever since. Owned by the people who operate the hotel on the New River and Northern Hywy with the large stone walls-name escapes me now cause it's all so weird, religious with madonna statues. More strange than religious. They originally were selling water bufalo hunting-yes, shoot a water bufalo for sport. As much sport as shooting a broke down truck. Then they were trying to do health, now it's drug rehab. Think these people made their $ in prison management in the US, but story is sketchy.

Belize based travel specialist
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (bdietz, steeplejack), 218 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0