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Why Buffalo?


People are rapidly discovering the deliciously healthy taste of bison/buffalo! Buffalo meat tastes similar to fine beef, with just a slightly sweeter and richer flavor. Bison is naturally flavorful and tender and can be prepared in much the same way as beef. Publications ranging from Gourmet Magazine to the Old Farmers Almanac are heralding bison as a meat for the future.


Bison falls into the gourmet or specialty meat category at your supermarket or meat market. The value of buffalo is not what you pay, but what you get in return. Nutritionally you are getting more protein and nutrients with fewer calories and less fat. Buffalo is a dense meat that tends to satisfy you more while eating less.


Bison are handled as little as possible. They spend their lives on grass, much as they always have, with very little time in the feedlot. They are not subjected to questionable drugs, chemicals or hormones. The members of the BCBA feel so strongly about this that they have a resolution opposing the use of these substances in the production of Bison for meat.


The members of the British Columbial Bison Association are proud to introduce "BC Bison" as a new seal that offers customers an extra degree of confidence in the quality of bison meat products. Every package containing the new BC BISON DECAL  comes from producers who adhere to a the code of practice for the BCBA and their on farm food safty-audited program to assure that the products can be traced to the ranches of origin, and that animals are never given growth hormones or fed low-levels of antibiotics or animal by-products.


Research by Dr. M. Marchello at North Dakota State University has shown that the meat from Bison is a highly nutrient dense food because of the proportion of protein, fat, mineral, and fatty acids to its caloric value. Comparisons to other meat sources have also shown that Bison has a greater concentration of iron as well as some of the essential fatty acids necessary for human well being. Readers' Digest magazine has even listed bison as one of the five foods women should eat because of the high iron content.