Benjamin Lee Bison

We Raise Happy Bison

Benjamin Lee Bison, our bison happily roam the family ranch with the freedom to graze and forage naturally. Our animals are raised with a focus on conservation, social responsibility, transparency and quality. American bison are historic animals and the nation’s largest mammals that once roamed this region by the millions. We are excited to be a part of the movement of bringing back these stoic animals and restoring their pasturelands to what they once were. We implement a very hands-off mentality to allow the animals to live as naturally as possible while also being able to manage health, quality and temperament. We are advocates for providing a low stress and healthy environment to ensure that we are raising our bison right for both the animals and you.

The care and welfare of our animals is our top priority at Benjamin Lee Bison.

Herd Demographics

Herd Size

753

Breeding Cows

400+

2020 Calves

201

Breeding Bulls

47

2019 Calves

109

Other Farm Animals

22 pigs, 4 horses

Raising bison on pasture, naturally, as opposed to being confined in lots or in factory farms provides benefits not only to the animals but also to both the environment and you. In addition to a pastured lifestyle, we are also committed to treating our animals humanely to create the highest quality of environment for the bison. Benjamin Lee Bison meat has been perfected by nature and has grown by our socially responsible ranching. Bison meat is the original US plant-based protein. With conscious consumers preferring farming and ranching practices that are moving towards a more sustainable and health conscience focus, bison meat naturally takes its spot at the top of current offerings. Hormones are prohibited in bison, antibiotics rarely are used and a high code of ethics that includes raising the animals naturally and humanely, all come together to provide the highest quality meat for discerning conscious consumers and a high quality of life for the animals.

Humanely Raised

At Benjamin Lee Bison, we believe in handling our animals with care and respect throughout their entirety. It is our goal to have our bison live as natural as possible, this means avoiding unnecessary interaction or stressors in order to evoke the most natural behaviors of the animals in the most natural environment. Our animals are on open pastures and have freedom to graze 24/7. They are never confined to a feedlot and are given access to supplemental feed and nutrients as well as continuously fresh natural well water. Promoting a natural lifestyle of our bison encourages a happier and healthier animal.

Animals are interacted with only when necessary and monitored from a safe distance being sure to take into account all pasture quality and animal quality of life. Animals are worked in a safe and calm environment to avoid any undue stress on the animal. We work on the philosophy that we run on “Bison Time” allowing them to determine what they are comfortable with and avoiding pushing the animal beyond their limits.

Pasture Raised

Our animals get a sizeable portion of their food from natural grass grown in pastures. Though supplemental feed, pellets and hay may be the preference of some animals over the other, all options plus pasture grazing is available 24/7 to our bison. Our animals are raised, in their entirety, on open pasture free for roaming and grazing. Our animals are never confined to a feedlot. We keep a requirement of 1-2 acres per animal of open pasture.

Multiple pastures are utilized in grazing rotation to develop high quality pastures and to protect soil and water quality. We plant nutrient rich grasses and crops than can be harvested for hay to supplement pasture grasses. All pastureland contains natural protection from natural elements with trees, hills and low-laying areas.

Pastures are maintained for highest quality nourishment and to combat evasive grasses and crops which may be harmful for the bison. No harmful fertilizer or pesticides are used in pastures inhabited by bison. If evasive species grow in a field, bison are moved to eradicate the issue and regrow a healthy pasture before it is occupied by bison.

Our pasture raised program supports animal health and well-being as well as improved environmental sustainability.

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