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October 20, 2018

The Cost of Buffalo Meat

About a month ago, we raised our buffalo meat prices. The costs are driven by supply and demand, which affects the market price for buffalo set by the USDA, and also other inflationary costs associated with raising an animal and ending up with a consumer ready, packaged product.

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October 10, 2018

Of Meadowlarks & Men

The end of September is when the meadowlarks begin to gather in flocks of ten, twenty, or more. They are feeling the nights cool and I suppose they are dreaming of warm afternoons in the panhandle of Texas and Oklahoma. I see lots of meadowlarks and when they rise up from the grass ahead of an ATV, or a horse, it barely registers. They are such a part of the grassland of our ranch that I have to slow down and make myself listen for their song. In spring that song seems to spiral upward from every habitat edge between the species of native grasses. In autumn there is a resurgence of the singing, as the photoperiod shrinks to the length of the spring equinox.

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October 08, 2018

Celebrating Native American Day

For all of us at Wild Idea Buffalo Company, we believe that the buffalo are a conduit for connecting and building bridges where so much has been broken. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with our Native brothers and sisters, as colleagues and buffalo sourcing partners. Our diverse community celebrated Native American Day all weekend. Below are some images of the festivities and the beautiful people that represent it.

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October 03, 2018

October Monthly Special!

For the Jones family, feeding their children clean, healthy foods is a priority. Don’t miss out on our October Special, it’s loaded with fabulous cuts and has a savings of $60.34 with free shipping!

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September 26, 2018

Autumn's Arrival

The fall colors have arrived in all of their shades of glory. Here are a few photos of the shift of the season taken on our little piece of prairie paradise and on our sourcing partners Conata Basin Ranch.   

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August 31, 2018

"How to Cook Buffalo Meat" Video Series, with Jill O'Brien

We are so happy to finally have cooking videos to share with you! In the introduction video, Jill will not only explain, but also show you where and how our buffalo are raised, so you can truly know where your Wild Idea Buffalo meat comes from. The first video is followed by two cooking videos that will make your steak grilling and pan searing a success!

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August 29, 2018


Most of us can agree that our world is in crisis. It seems impossible that politicians can ignore, in addition to many other problems: a warming climate, shifts in weather patterns, a huge decline in species diversity in just our lifetimes, the loss of carbon in our soil, soaring cancer rates, an obesity epidemic, and rampant diabetes. I became aware of this pending crisis in 1970, the year that I graduated from college. I sought shelter in South Dakota, where disaster appeared to be holding off and where “conservation” was not yet a controversial term.

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August 24, 2018

Dog Days Of Summer Winners!

The likes have been tallied and the judges have deliberated, but it wasn’t there were so many fabulous photographs! Our new category of “honorable mentions” was to recognize 3 additional winners, but we couldn’t decide, so we increased it to seven! We’re sure you’ll agree when you see!

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August 14, 2018

In Memory Of Daron White Eagle

Just after the fourth of July Chris White Eagle came into my office and shut the door. He had worked for us, on and off, for six years. Recently, he’d been off – way off. The year before he had gotten mixed up with things that lead him down a dangerous path.

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