NBA to Request Labeling Change in Pet Food Prompted by a growing trend among pet food companies to mislead consumers with products formulated with water buffalo, the National Bison Association Board of Directors last night voted to formally request that those products be required to use the term "water buffalo," rather than "buffalo." Demand for bison ingredients in pet food has skyrocketed in recent years, as specialty brands search for ways to differentiate their products from the mainstream foods and treats....
On May 9, 2016, President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act into law, officially making the American bison the national mammal of the United States. This majestic animal joins the ranks of the Bald Eagle as the official symbol of our country -- and much like the eagle, it’s one of the greatest conservation success stories of all time. In prehistoric times, millions of bison roamed North America -- from the forests of Alaska and the grasslands of Mexico...Read More
By Michael Wright Chronicle Staff Writer Feb 22, 2018 In this March 9, 2016, file photo, a group of Yellowstone National Park bison await shipment to slaughter inside a holding pen along the park’s northern border near Gardiner. Matthew Brown For the second time this year, someone has tried to set bison free from corrals at the northern edge of Yellowstone National Park. Park officials said in a news release Thursday afternoon that fences at the Stephens...Read More
Written by Dave Carter I hate getting buffaloed. But many consumers today are getting buffaloed into thinking that something they assume is bison, really isn’t. It’s a problem becoming more prevalent, particularly in pet food. More and more pet food companies are discovering that bison in their products adds special appeal for discerning consumers. Several national brands are actively pursuing bison hearts, livers and byproducts to add to their formulas. That’s been a great development for bison ranchers. With only 60,000 bison harvested...Read More
U.S. Senate Passes Resolution: Saturday is National Bison Day The animal has also been designated as our national mammal November 1, 2017 TJ Nelson NATIONAL — Saturday has been designated as National Bison Day. The U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan resolution to celebrate the cultural and historical significance of the North American Bison. Senator John Hoeven introduced the resolution and says “The bison’s incredible story includes one of the most remarkable and successful examples of conservation efforts as they were brought back...Read More
As demonstrated by Colorado Springs bison rancher Peter Popp, "You're gonna get our soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce, so you're gonna get some of that tang that's gonna hit your tongue about the same time the salt does. That heightens all the flavors in it. The smoke flavor was something more. It's not just the campfire smoke. It's that gunsmoke. It's that flavor you get from there." "You sound like you're describing a fine wine," said Petersen. "It's a fine meat!...Read More
Black Forest Bison has been chosen to be featured by the producers of the new Cooking Channel TV network series "FoodCrafters". Film crews spent the day with us at the ranch and in our store as we prepared our award-winning Caliente Canyon Spicy Bison Jerky. Check your listings for the Food Channel and look for our episode. It is titled "Burn".Read More