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Buffalo Facts

What is the difference between Buffalo and Bison?

The scientific name is really “Bison”, but “Buffalo” is often used. We refer to them as Buffalo but the names are interchangeable.

Are Buffalo an endangered species?

No, not only are they not endangered, they have never been on the endangered species list. In the late 1800’s there were estimated to have been less than 1,000 Buffalo remaining in the world. Today, there are over 500,000 in North America and the number is growing rapidly.

Is the federal government involved in the commercial Buffalo industry?

No, the government is not involved. The regulations are the same as for beef cattle. Because Buffalo is classified as wild game falls under voluntary inspection. Meaning it is really up to the consumer to make educated buying decisions when shopping for buffalo. Making sure the company your doing business with is clean and respectable.

Is Buffalo meat gamy?

Definitely not. This is one of the great attributes of this great meat. Most people say Buffalo is more flavorful and a little sweeter than beef.

What are the health benefits of eating Buffalo?

Since Buffalo are wild animals, the meat is naturally leaner. It has less fat and calories and more protein and iron than a comparable portion of beef, chicken, or even some fish. Additionally, Bison is non-allergenic and is raised naturally, without the use of hormones and antibiotics.

Why is Buffalo meat more expensive than beef?

A) There is less of it, i.e. supply and demand.
B) The breeding stock is more expensive.
C) The meat is more expensive to produce.

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