Bison Blog

Growing Demand for the Other Red Meat: Buffalo

May 21st, 2015

A controversial agreement between the state of Montana and Ted Turner, involving the transfer of nearly 100 buffalo from Yellowstone National Park to the media mogul’s Montana ranch for an experimental breeding program, was a featured story in the New York Times recently. Turner, the founder of CNN, also has a national chain of restaurants
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Is Bison Healthy Red Meat?

September 15th, 2014

Bison meat is lower in fat than red meat from cattle. Weiland reports that bison meat is naturally leaner than beef, making it a healthier way to satisfy your desire for red meat. Eating red meat high in fat can contribute to heart disease and weight problems. A 3-ounce serving of ground bison contains only
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History of the Bison Industry

April 5th, 2012

The bison industry is growing rapidly today, spurred by increased consumer demand for the deliciously healthy meat products and its byproducts. This consumer-driven market surge marks a significant step forward in the development of the bison business as a strong, sustainable opportunity for ranchers/farmers and marketers alike. Today’s commercial bison business began in the late
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Bison Demand Up, Supply Down

March 13th, 2012

Consumer demand is outpacing the available supply of bison meat, according to the National Bison Association. Sales have doubled since 2005, but the sector is still a small fraction of the meat marketplace. The 92,000 head of bison processed in the U.S. and Canada in 2009 represented less than one-day’s production of beef in the
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