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Let’s Keep the Romance in the Pasture

Time for a pop quiz, folks. There are roughly nine million Holstein dairy cattle in the United States. The bison population in the U.S. stands at about 200,000 animals, having rebounded from the time about 130 years ago when only about 700 were left alive. Here’s the question: Which species has more genetic diversity? Need
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Let’s Process This for a Minute

Perhaps you saw this in the news a couple of weeks ago: New evidence links ultra-processed foods with a range of health risks. When I saw variations of this headline spill in through my news feeds, I immediately did my 1980’s best Valley Girl imitation…”Like, duh.” I assume that the lead researcher in this study
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A Head Above the Capitol Herd

Almost every day is fun when you have the privilege of representing bison ranchers from across the United States. Yesterday was one that I’ll remember for a long, long time. I was joined by NBA members Mortz Espy of South Dakota and Donnis Baggett of Texas, along with South Dakota taxidermist Gary English as we
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Let’s ‘Unpack’ The Carcass Price Story

This is the best time of year to be in bison business. Northern state ranchers are finally feeling the warming rays of spring sun after a long, cold winter. Across most of the country new red calves are dotting greening pastures. It’s a season of anticipation and expectation. This spring, though, there’s a bit of
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Amazing…But Not Exotic

I’ve pounded the drum continuously over the past few months to call out the need for  truth in labeling when it comes to companies using the term “buffalo” to deceive customers into believing that water buffalo meat and pet food ingredients are actually bison. But that’s only one example of how our business must deal
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