In April, 2013 our powerful irrigation well unexpectedly failed. Repeated attempts to repair it cost us our life savings. At the urging of our friends, we launched a make-or-break crowd funding campaign to build a new well that would cost us $150,000. Sixty days later, on January 20, 2014, we miraculously reached our goal all because of the outpouring of support by over 500 caring hearts. The ranch and our bison have been saved and the real work of rebuilding begins. Stay with us as we work through this historic California drought to restore water, reseed, re-fence the biodiverse pasture and haygrounds to a thriving, sustainable 100% grassfed bison operation.

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Why Bison?

Source: USDA website NOTE: For simple, easy to understand tables & facts on cholesterol from the U.S. National Institute of Health

Why grassfed Bison?

- no feedlots
- no animal byproducts
- no subtherapeutic antibiotics
- no added hormones

As Nature intended.


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- great taste!
- more protein!
- more Omega 3s
- more CLAs
- more betacarotine
- easy to digest!

Grassfed bison tastes wonderful. Most customers say the flavor of bison is similar to beef, with perhaps a slightly sweeter or fuller flavor. Others say they can’t tell the difference.

Though many place grassfed bison in the ‘gourmet’ category, the value of this incredible red meat is not measured strictly by its price, but by what you get in return:
- about 25% more protein than beef
- less fat & cholesterol than turkey
- more Omega 3’s, betacarotine & CLA’s
- little $hrinkage in cooking
- nutritionally dense - it takes less to satisfy an appetite

As with most things in life, with grassfed bison you get what you pay for - and more.

Grassfed bison is a nutritionally dense, protein rich red meat. Because of this, smaller portions satisfy an appetite. Many customers who have avoided red meat for years are pleasantly surprised to find bison is easily digested compared to other meats.

Bison facts

Bison is the only roaming animal indigenous to North America. Mature cows can weigh about 1000 lbs. and bulls between 1500-2000 lbs.

While normally slow and docile in appearance, bison can outrun and easily outmaneuver most horses. They have amazing agility and can pivot on both their hind feet and their front feet.

Bison is not an endangered species. There are about 350,000 in North America and the growth rate is estimated at 20-25% annually.

The life span of bison may extend to 30 years or more and they have been known to produce calves until they are 30.

Bison are intelligent, wild animals with an excellent sense of hearing and smell. They are extremely hardy as well as efficient grazers.

Bison bison is their true biological name. The National Bison Association encourages the use of the term ‘bison.’ Correct use of this term helps consumers to differentiate the American buffalo from Asian water buffalo and African cape buffalo which all may be sold as ‘buffalo,’ though each will have a different nutritional profile and flavor.

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