Is Bison all grass fed
"Bison are allowed to roam freely most of their lives. They are raised on the open range and eat hay or grass. They are usually given grain during the last 90 to 120 days before slaughter."
i think they are referring to all bison raised in the usa
I recently bought some Buffalo Guys brand andouille sausage. The package states "Range-raised without antibiotics, no added hormones". I called the company and was told that the bison range on chemical-free grass, but are offered corn in the last few weeks of their life to supplement the grazing. They then let me know that not only was the corn not organic, but they couldn't fine non-GMO corn to feed the bison. You have to contact the individual rancher or production company.
Moneca...i just visited an old thread you started, concerning the nutritional yeast. I noticed your concern about low dosage of the b vitamins. All i can tell you is, i have taken Nutrilite B vitamins for years and theirs is super low dose...i mean, rock bottom low. But they work really well, as do the Frontier flakes. I guess you could say, the high dose B's have to be synthetic, and the body recognizes the real product more if it's properly manufactured. Bioavailable, is that the term? Not saying there isn't a use for the synthetic for therapeutic purposes, short term. :) I am not advertising for either company. I am not a member of either!
Agreed, you have to ask. Also, if it is grain finished, the chemical composition of the meat changes rapidly to be the same as any grain fed animal. Omega 3's espec diminish rapidly in the meat if it the animal is fed any grain at all.
On the other hand, if you can find a farmer's market that sells Bison you might get extra lucky as we have done. Not only is it 100% grassfed, but Bison/Buffalo are considered "exotic" meat and not governed the same way as beef by the USDA. For this reason the farmers can "field drop" them. In other words, the animal goes from happy to dead instantly without a long stressful truck ride to a horrid slaughter house. As someone who leans towards vegetarianism for ethical reasons, I am totally sold on Bison now for this reason!!