At Wild Idea Buffalo Company we have raised the stakes “steaks” in how animals are raised for food. In addition to our large landscape-grazing model, where our bison graze 365 days a year on the prairie, the other key components that set us apart from other meat production companies include:
Although many companies will promote grass-fed and antibiotic and hormone free, most (90%) are finished in the cattle feedlot model, or on grains in smaller paddocks. We understand that it is difficult to wade through the misinformation that is fed to us. At Wild Idea Buffalo Company you can always be confident that our animals are 100% grass-fed/grass-finished and are never administered any antibiotics or hormones. And, because our animals eat only the grass beneath their feet, you can also count on no GMO’s.
In addition to giving our bison the room to roam and the respect that they need and deserve to thrive as they did hundreds of years ago, we also believe in giving them dignity in death. That’s why we only humanely field harvest our bison on the open prairie where they graze. There is no stress in our field harvest process, eliminating the cortisol from entering the bloodstream, which greatly affects the quality of the meat. This process takes longer, requires more labor with our field harvest crew, but we believe it is the only way, and it also produces the best red meat on the planet and for the planet.
As consumers seek to know more about where our food comes from and how it is raised, we feel it is also equally important to know how it dies. It may even be our responsibility. The video below will show you our process - from the prairie pastures to our processing plant. Have a watch.