Does bison have a gamey taste? Many consumers assume that bison has a gamey flavor…this
could not be further from the truth. Most people describe the flavor as sweeter than beef with a melt-in-your mouth tenderness.
Why does all-natural bison meat cost more than beef? The fact that no growth hormones are administered, allowing the animals to grow naturally,
is the main contributor to cost. This extended maturity time results in more feed and longer care.
What are TenderBison animals fed? Our bison are pasture-raised for the majority of their lives, and
finished on a grain ration. This results in meat that is consistently tender, with a more mellow taste than grass-fed bison.
The grain ration is 100% vegetarian and contains no animal by-products.
Are there any other unique characteristics of bison meat? It is non-allergenic and a more easily digested red meat. It is interesting to note
there has never been a case of cancer detected in bison. Shark is the only other meat with this claim.
What makes TenderBison meat better than other bison products? NABC is one of only a few vertically-integrated bison companies in the United
States. Having member ranchers allows control
of the process and the ability to trace animals back to their origin. The Cooperative
owns their own harvesting facility in New Rockford, ND – and state-of-the-art processing facility in Fargo, ND. This ensures more control over how the animal
is treated and processed. These facilities are USDA, EU and Halal inspected and
approved. The cooperatives employs their own Quality Assurance staff and processes
on site to ensure consistency and quality.