Field Harvest of Grassfed Bison

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $17,802.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: South Dakota
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Annual Reports


  • Animals: bovine
  • Animal Products: meat


  • Animal Production: field harvest

    Proposal summary:

    To complete the circle of sustainablitliy in grassfed bison production, this project will demonstrate the physical and econmic feasibilty of harvesting buffalo with a mobile harvest machine. Buffalo producers across western South Dakota will have the opportunity of having their buffalo killed, evisorated, skinned, and cooled, with nearly no stress to the animals, in the fields where they were raised, and at no cost.

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