Sustainability is very important to us. The word “sustainable” can have multiple meanings. Our use of the word refers to the growth and expansion of bison herds in North America. Some examples include:
Eliminating tilling or plowing of land
Our bison are raised on land that is not tilled or plowed for feed crops. Bison grazing, trampling and general movement allows natural grass roots to grow deeper and creates a means for worms and insects to return to the soil. In addition, the rain water can absorb more easily into the soil, preventing top soil from washing away. This helps the grasses recuperate faster and grow back stronger for bison to graze on.
Moving bison around in the open pasture
Bison also move around from one open pasture to another, spending as much as two weeks on each. Between grazing periods, the pasture is not disturbed for a few months. This keeps the bison from over grazing, and allows the land to naturally regenerate with time.
Our ranchers are true stewards of the land. We all take great pride in knowing that we are doing things “the right way”.
Take a look at this video on sustainable bison ranching >