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Bison industry looking for new ranchers

The bison industry is booming and the president of the National Bison Association, Dave Carter, says that more ranchers need to get involved to meet the growing demand.

“It takes five years to get a bison from pasture to plate,” and since the industry does not “allow growth hormones or antibiotics, these animals grow slower.” In the end, bison bring in $2,000 – $5,000 per head, making them a solid investment. Read more…

In related news, Idaho’s Shoshone-Bannock tribe will return to the Jackson Hole area for a limited ceremonial bison hunt. “The tribe recently entered into an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that will allow the killing of up to five bison on the National Elk Refuge as part of the tribe’s traditional ceremonial activity.” Read more…

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