Say Yes To Bison
For The Future of Bison
Consider this: In 1884 only 325 wild bison were left in the United States, a catastrophic
population plunge from 25-30 million in 1600. Destruction of native grasslands contributed
dramatically to that decline. By bringing the bison back home to the range and regenerating
our swath of the Great Plains, we join other private and government efforts to restore a
magnificent American native to its rightful place on the land.
On our large family-owned ranch in Sayre, 679 heritage breed bison freely roam, forage and reproduce under the big blue skies of western Oklahoma – it’s all gravy for bison. By raising them naturally and humanely, we’re conserving both land and animal to ensure a stable, sustainable future. Thundering great bison from America’s best bison ranch – that’s the claim we stake.
Say Yes To Bison
For Conservation of Land and Animals
Can’t you feel the passion in these words from Chief Crazy Horse, famed 19th century leader
of the Sioux? “A very great vision is needed, and the man who has it must follow it as the
eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.” His words resonate with us at BLB ranch because
both our vision and our commitment to see it realized are great and ongoing. Our family has
owned this heartland for many decades, and we have always labored to be good stewards of
the soil and grasses where our bison graze and grunt in contentment. No feedlots for these
big guys and gals!
How do we manage and conserve our land? We have several pastures that we rotate to ensure the grasses are healthy and thriving, and to protect soil and water quality. We destroy invasive plants that could harm the herds. We plant nutrient-rich grasses and crops, and harvest them for hay to supplement pasture grasses. Trees, hills and low-lying areas on the land provide natural protection from extreme weather.
These measures guarantee a wholesome, sustainable bison habitat that combines nature’s wisdom with the best agricultural science (not to mention our rancher good sense and experience!). Add to that our humane approach to animal welfare, which means our bison are hormone-free and allowed to live wild, with very little human interference. We have great respect for these shaggy giants, and it shows even in our slaughter process. Put it all together and you get delicious, heritage breed meat that brings the frontier right to your table.
Say Yes To Bison
For The Farmer Behind the Bison
Just like bison, we BLB ranchers and our families are all different and have our own traits and
quirks. But all agree on this ethical thing called transparency. Our goal is to make personal
connections with you, our valued customers, so you can get to know us and our awesome
animals. Actually, we think of you as BLB family, people who share our vision.
We know lots of people out there don’t give two hoots about their meat. They’ll grab a dollar burger from a fast-food joint and think nothing of where it comes from, how nutritious it is, or how (badly) the animal was treated. But because we’re one ranch and one source, you can literally know the farm your food comes from, the hard-working folks that help make it, and the chain of custody from our farm to your house. The big picture is this: as BLB family, you’re not only enjoying great meat, you’re also partnering with us in doing good for the planet – the animals, the grasslands, the new era thinking about food.
Come and see for yourself! Come for a tour of the ranch so you can get to know us and the amazing bison we’re so privileged to raise on our land.
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