Bison Blog

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 1960’s, but didn’t gain significant momentum until the late 1980’s. At that time, many new producers began to enter the business. The prices of animals began to climb rapidly as these new entrants competed for breeding stock to build their herds.

Read the Full Article at National Bison Association.