HISTORY OF THE NORTH AMERICAN BISON
The North American Plains Bison is the largest land mammal in America. These magnificent creatures are a massive, yet peace-loving giant, and are revered throughout the world for what they represent. They are a symbol of liberty to all those who search for a beacon of freedom in turbulent world.
They have been here for tens of thousands of years. They survived the last Ice Age, and are still with us today. In the mid-1800s they numbered more than 60 million, and by the 1880s there were fewer than 300 survivors. Today, there are more than 400,000 North American Plains Bison in the United States. They exist primarily on private ranches and public reserves in every state in the union.
ABOUT SILVER BISON
In addition to selling meat directly to the consumer, the Silver Bison Ranch, LLC. markets all natural meat products to restaurants in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN metropolitan area. Our meat contains no steroids, growth hormones, or antibiotics. All bison at the ranch are open range raised and are never exposed to a feed lot. They only eat the native grasses that grow here naturally at the ranch. No man made feed products are ever fed to our bison. We never apply pesticides or herbicides to our pastures, which allows us to produce the most wholesome and healthy protein on the market today.
All bison ranchers pledge to refrain from the use of steroids and antibiotics in the production of bison meat. Here at Silver Bison Ranch, LLC., our animals are open range raised in as natural environment as possible. We provide natural, native grasses for them to graze, just as they did 200 years ago. We raise them in a stress-free environment, without the use of feedlots.
Our animals are definitely happy and healthy, and that directly relates to a better environment for them, and all of us, to live in.This holistic approach to managing ranch resources protects all the species that live here. Many types of native grasses, trees, pheasant, white tail deer, and monarch butterflies are just a few of the species that thrive in this environment.