#7 Wild Idea Buffalo Company

Wild Idea Buffalo Company is a bison ranching business that exists to conserve and restore the prairie ecosystem of the northern Great Plains. With no roundup, and an innovative field harvesting method, they care for the well-being of the bison, and as much as possible allow them to express their co-evolved behaviours.

You can follow their blog and order their bison meat at wildideabuffalo.com

Jillian took us out to see the mobile harvesting rig.
Jillian walked us out to see the mobile harvesting rig.
Colton showed us around the inside of the rig.
Colton showed us around the inside of the mobile harvesting unit.
Up to 40 carcasses can be hung in this mobile drip cooler.
Up to 40 carcasses can be hung in this mobile drip cooler.
The original mobile unit, "Buffalo Girl"
The original mobile harvest rig, “Buffalo Girl”

 

Wild Idea Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota, where all the processing and shipping takes place.
Wild Idea headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota, where all the processing and shipping of the bison meat takes place.
Orders of bison ready to be shipped to homes
Orders waiting to be shipped to homes
We cooked up a couple top sirloins like Jillian instructed.
We cooked our top sirloin steaks like Jillian instructed, and they were delicious.

Michael DiGiorgio recorded the banjo-bird jams I’m using in the intro and ending. You can find his amazing nature art at https://www.mdigiorgio.com. Mike says that if you’d like to buy the album of his nature-banjo jams, you can find his email on his website and he can mail you a CD.

You can support the production of Muse Ecology at patreon.com/museecology.

Leave a Reply