KBA Mission Statement


It's health smart to eat bison meat.
  • Male bison are not castrated, and those not being kept as herd bulls are normally butchered when they are 2 to 2 1/2 years old.
  • Buffalo can be "finished out" for slaughter either in a feedlot or on grass. The average gain for a buffalo being finished out is around two pounds per day.
  • Growth stimulants and implants are not used on bison.
  • Buffalo meat is low in fat and cholesterol and has a higher protein content than beef. In fact, bison meat has the highest percentage of protein of any meat tested.
  • Many cardiologists recommend that their patients eat bison meat as a healthy alternative to other red meats and pork.
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