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April 03, 2020

April Monthly Special

Meet one of our team members (and customers) Heather. Heather is on our marketing team and splits her time between Arizona (smart winter girl) and South Dakota. Like so many, she is under "stay in place" regulations with her husband and darling daughter Sam. Their natural wit (and yes they really are like that) will have you charmed and what they whip up will make you hungry!

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March 25, 2020

Sharing Our Solitude

I’ve always been pretty good at social distancing. Hell, I’ve been practicing it for sixty years.
Writing and ranching are both solitary pursuits, so since college days, I have pretty much lived alone. It has never been unusual to go for days without coming in contact with another human being. But, until the last few weeks, it has mostly been my choice to be alone.

dan o'brien on a painted horse

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March 13, 2020

Meet Dan O'Brien

In Part II of our “Meet the Family” video series, Founder and Carbon Cowboy of Wild Idea Buffalo Company, Dan O'Brien shares how he got started in bison ranching, and how he was doing “regenerative agriculture before it was cool.”

dan o'brien in a green pasture on the Great Plains

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March 06, 2020

Meet Wild Idea's Wild Women

At Wild Idea Buffalo Co. (WIBC), we believe in empowering everyone, and that includes our hardworking and multi-talented Wild Women! From mechanics to meat cutters, sausage makers, and butchers to shippers, packagers and sales to bookkeepers, marketers, an owner and general manager - the Wild Women of WIBC can do it all and then some!

wild women collage

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March 04, 2020

The Density of Nutrition

Once again, an article with an overload of information landed on our desks. So – we dove in and this time our dive was into nutrition (it’s National Nutrition Month) and specifically nutrition around protein. This of course is subjective depending on what you read or who you talk to, but our resources are reputable and are noted at the end of this post.

bison new york steak on white plate with knife and green prairie grass as decoration

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February 28, 2020

March Special!

At Wild Idea Buffalo Company, it's a family affair, and you are all part of that family. Jill & Jilian reveal what's in this month's bundle and even cook up a tasty little dish in the process!

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February 11, 2020

The Heart of Humanity

They say as a country we are divided and that we have dug our heels into what will help each of us personally. Perhaps that is true. But I hear about our division more than I see it.

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February 04, 2020

At the Heart of It

February always make me think of hearts. Originally, because of Valentine’s Day, but in recent years, I’m reminded by the anniversary of the surgery that fixed my own heart. On February 2, 2018, the doctors at Mayo Clinic replaced the faulty valve that had kept me out of the Vietnam War. For 45 winters, I’ve spent at least a week or two on the NM/TX border, usually ending in February, which has become the heart of my year.

lesser prairie chicken in grasslands

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January 17, 2020

"Bison, Prairies and Climate Change"

Last month, Dan was an honored speaker at the 19th Annual Edward & Nancy Dodge Lecture presented by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. During his time there, they sat down with Dan for a Q&A, which was recently released online.

We wanted to take this opportunity to share that conversation with you, so we’ve provided a transcript of Dan’s interview where he discussed, "Bison, Prairies and Climate Change".

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January 10, 2020

CAFOs vs. Grass-Fed/Finished

Do you ever feel that your efforts are moving in a “one step forward – two steps back” rhythm? Recently, a few articles landed on our desks. Articles written about CAFOs and industrialized agriculture and articles written on the benefits of grass-fed animals. No one article covers it all and it is the ALL that is important to know.   

To offer you a briefing of what they are about, we combed through them and pulled out the low-lights and highlights. Although the stories were written by both journalists and scientists, and were mostly unbiased, we openly admit that we are biased.

cows shown in a feedlot

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