What did the father buffalo say to his son when he went off to college?
We keep a herd of approximately 65 bison year-round. They are fed strictly grass in the summer and hay in the winter, to give their meat the taste nature originally intended. We do not give our bison any antibiotics or growth hormones.
Bison are shy, so we mostly leave them to themselves. When it is time to move them to another section of pasture for grass and health management, we simply open a gate and let them find it on their own – which they do very quickly given their sharp vision!
Once per year we give them a topical anti-parasitic treatment and occasionally we give them a treat of grain with minerals mixed in to ensure they are getting the nutrients they need.