Our speaker was David Uibel of Vista Grande Ranch in New Richmond, Ohio.
He began by showing us this video which explains it all.
Some of us had no idea this was being done so close to us!
They sell their meat through Leers in Milford, Jungle Jim's and IGA. Kroger has begun selling buffalo in recent years which has greatly affected the ability to purchase livestock to replenish their herd. They butcher about 14 buffalo per year which is about the number of calves produced annually. The animals are processed in a USDA facility in Indiana. Normally the buffalo feed on 150 of their 175 acres and are finished with corn feed. In the winter time the buffalo feed on hay and they are never given any hormones or antibiotics. The buffalo are basically maintenance free and most of the labor involved is cutting grass, putting up high-tensil fences, running water lines, etc.
Our speaker next week is: Sean Spurlock a Student of Miami Valley Christian Academy