Do You Know How Your Steak Was Killed?

Independent South Dakotan Buffalo Ranchers Don’t Shoot Their Meat, They Harvest It

O'Brian LEAD

With my wife Jill, I own a herd of 500 buffalo who range across 25,000 acres of western South Dakota. They eat only grass and have the freedom to move many miles every day. They have a very good life. The large predators are all gone and without them our buffalo would soon overpopulate and damage the grasslands if left on their own. There is also the need for us to make a living.

So every year we harvest about 950 animals raised to our criteria—100 of our own buffalo, 150 …

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