The Bison is an impressive animal to behold. The Adult American Bison Bull can weigh-in at up to 2,000 - 2,600 pounds, growls like an African Lion and six feet tall at the humped shoulders. The delicate female checks in at a slender 800 – 1,100 pounds. Both male and female have two types of hair - the shorter is on most of their bodies and the thick neck and shoulder hair is soft as lambs wool. The bison talk to each other in grunts and signal with their tails, if the tail arcs up.. ‘beware’!From the journals kept by Lewis and Clark we learn that the bison is a gentle creature: "..we saw a great quantity of game today particularly of Elk and Buffaloe, the latter are so gentle that the men frequently throw sticks and stones at them in order to drive them out of the way." A great true story about an Idaho buffalo calf is ‘A Buffalo In The House’ by R. D. Rosen
Mother Nature has Buffalo mothers on schedule! Typically they have their calves with gestation of about 266 days (or approximately 9 months) on or near Mother’s Day each spring. We anticipate this beautiful birthing time with hope and renewed commitment to buffalo families. Because North-Wood Buffalo Ranch is a mile high in the Idaho Mountains, our calves are born a little later, like June - July. For the newborn buffalo calf, the transfer of ancient wisdom begins at birth. A tender lick, a gentle nudge, Mom's reassuring warmth … a refuge of buffalo love and protection.
Buffalo also provide for us, as they did the ancient ones of this land, with heart healthy red meat and nutrition second to none, not the elk, the salmon or wild fowl can match their gift to us. That was also the message of the White Buffalo Calf Woman to the Native Americans. The Bison gave ALL of themselves, which is everything we need to survive, and to honor and thank them, nothing was to go to waste.
There are long lists of all the things that can be enjoyed with their bounty, just a few of which are: Heart healthy red meats, rawhide for tipis, clothing, moccasins, drums, ropes, boats, sleds, many useful items, including wool for weaving blankets, bones for crafts, weapons and utensils, pipes, paint, fuel, thread etc.
Buffalo Cow & Calf
Buffalo Run 45 mph
NORTH-WOOD BUFFALO WANT TO RUN THE KENTUCKY DERBY!
They Could… The fastest thoroughbred can run 35-40 MPH and that’s exactly how fast Buffalo can run! They can also turn on a dime.. at least faster than a quarter horse! If you have a media player on your computer e-mail us a request to receive a video clip of the North-Wood Buffalo showing off with a practice race around their snow track this past winter in McCall. They sure would like to go to Kentucky for the Derby! Mint juleps, fancy elaborate hats, and the fastest two minutes in sports.
The Kentucky Derby is the day anyone can be a Southern Belle or a Kentucky Colonel, just by cheering on your favorite thoroughbred (or buffalo).
Throw a party to remember, or a romantic dinner for two with southern specialties-- You can throw a part for any special day.. or an Un-special Day. If it's for the Derby don’t skimp on the ‘4 Roses’ bourbon or the buffalo on the Bar-B. You don’t need to be at Churchill Downs to have a rip-roaring Kentucky Derby party. Derby parties come in all shapes and sizes, an intimate dinner for 2, high society black-tie soirees or a backyard T. Mmmmm I can smell it now... Steaks, Burgers, or sliced Roast Bison in Louisville tradition. Did you know there are more Buffalo in Kentucky than Idaho? So, Start off with Roses for your center piece, then there’s ‘Run for the Roses’ Burgers or Steak with Churchill Downs Morel Sauce (we have those now too), Eighth Race Finish Line Salad, Thorough-garlic-Bred, and Top it off with Derby Hat-Bourbon Pecan Cake. The chef should wear a Derby and his Southern Belle a lovely hat with Roses while sipping her Mint Julep of course (virgin, or not)!
Now let your imagine RUN WILD.. what kind of party could you throw?
No Antibiotics so none passed on to you!
The effectiveness of many antibiotics has begun to decline. One cause is the overuse of antibiotics in healthy livestock which, when eaten, leads to high levels of resistance in the bacteria that cause human disease lowering the effectiveness of the same antibiotics on our own bodies.
Mid June baby
NO GROWTH HORMONES SO NONE PASSED ON TO YOU!
Bison are raised in a better way in America. Virtually all are pasture-raised, not subject to the confinement of feedlots and growth hormones prevalent with U.S. beef. Several other countries have banned these hormones because of potential effects on human and animal health such as obesity, its time for change.
The value of Bison is not what you pay, but what you get in return. Nutritionally you are getting more protein and nutrients while getting less fat and calories. Bison meat is a dense meat and tends to satisfy you more while eating less. Ahhhh, Perfection! There are many stories of weight loss by just switching to Bison. Locally grown produce and livestock is your healthiest and safest bet. So stock up at the Farmers’ Market this spring and summer!
Bison are handled as little as possible and spend their lives on grass, much as they always have. They are not subjected to questionable drugs or hormones. The members of the National Bison Association felt so strongly about this that they have a resolution opposing the use of these substances in the production on Bison meat. "Hormone-free bison raised on pesticide-free grasses".
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