+Is it true that bison meat is hypoallergenic?
There is no scientific evidence to support the claim that bison meat is hypoallergenic. It is very uncommon to have an allergy to bison meat. The most up-to-date scientific information available indicates that an allergic reaction to mammalian meats can be triggered in people who have been bitten by a tick or a chigger.
+What dishes does it best go bison?
Anything you would normally serve with red meat pairs perfectly with bison. Since bison is a super healthy red meat we highly recommend pairing it with healthy vegetables and minimal starches.
+Does bison meat taste gamey or wild like venison meat?
Not at all! Bison meat has a similar flavor to beef. Bison tastes better and sweeter than beef.
+How much iron does bison meat have compared to other meats?
Bison has more mg of iron per serving than other meats.
- 3.42 mg – Bison
- 2.27 mg – Beef, Choice
- 2.99 mg – Beef, Select
- 1.0 mg – Pork
- 1.21 mg – Chicken, Skinless
- 0.50 mg – Sockeye
*Source: USDA NBA No. 17157, 13362, 13366, 10093, 05013, 15086
+How bison are raised?
At Red Cedar Bison we raise our bison as close to nature as possible. They roam freely with minimal interference. Our bison are grass-fed on the natural grasses of Middle Tennessee.
+Do you ship orders?
Yes! Red Cedar Bison Ranch will ship orders to anywhere in the continental United States.
+Are pesticides used on Red Cedar Bison Ranch?
No pesticides will be used on Red Cedar Bison Ranch. We believe in keeping our land and animals healthy, clean and natural.
+Are Red Cedar Bison finished with grains?
No. Red Cedar Bison does not believe in finishing with GMO grains. Red Cedara Bison are fully grass-fed and fininished. Bison that are raised and finished on grass have a lower fat (1.7% versus 2.2%), lower monounsaturated fat (35.4% versus 46.5%) and lower calories (133 kcal versus 141 kcal). (Source: North Dakota State University, Nutritional Science and Dietetics) Grass-fed and finished bison has a healthy Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acid ration of 4:1 or less versus the unhealthy ratio of 20:1 of grain fed and finished bison.
+Why is Red Cedar Bison not organically certified?
At Red Cedar Bison we are committed to providing better than organic meat. The process of getting USDA certified organic is not only costly, but a nightmare of paperwork. We prefer to spend our time giving our animals a better lifestyle than organic. Certified organic meat must be fed an organic diet, be 100% hormone free and 100% antibiotic free. Red Cedar Bison does all that plus our bison are 100% free roaming, 100% grass-fed, 100% pesticide free, and humanely harvested. We don’t waste time pushing paper, we go far beyond the requirements of organic to give you the healthiest bison meat available.
+Do bison moo?
No. Bison do not moo. They grunt and roar.
+Why does grass-fed matter?
Our grass-fed bison are grazed on rich a green Tennessee pasture, which naturally gives them a healthy Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio of 4:1 or less. Whereas grain fed bison’s Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio is much higher, making it the less healthy choice between grass-fed and grain-fed bison. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is only prevalent in bison that graze on fresh grass, not hay or grain fed bison.
+What is the nutritional comparison between bison and other meats?
+Is it true that bison never get cancer?
Yes. In fact bison are the only mammals that do not get cancer. Bison carry a cancer-preventative enzyme and researchers are now investigating the positive effects that Bison meat has on cancer prevention.
+Isn’t bison near extinction?
In the 1890’s bison were near extinction, but today they are flourishing through careful breeding and nurturing. It is against the law to use growth hormones on bison. They remain non-genetically altered and are making a comeback.
+How many American Bison are in North America today?
Approximately 500,000+ head.
+How do I substitute bison for other meats in my recipes?
Most recipes can be converted to bison recipes as long as you keep two major things in mind: cook low and slow. You must use low temperatures to properly cook bison. Bison has an amazing flavor as long as you don’t over cook it. If you do not overcook bison, you will love it. Overcooked bison meat will turn out nearly impossible to chew.
+How much does a bison weigh?
A lot! A mature bison bull weighs approximately 2,000 to 2,500 pounds. A mature bison cow weighs approximately 1,100 to 1,500 pounds.
+How much does a baby bison weigh?
At birth a bison calf normally weighs 40 to 50 pounds. Within a few hours of birth a calf is usually up, walking or running with their mothers.
+How fast can bison run?
Faster than you! A bison can run up to 40 miles per hour.
+Can I come pet a bison?
We don’t recommend even trying. Bison are not domesticated animals. They should be treated with respect and caution. They can run faster than you can and weigh at least 10x more than you.