|Barked: Sat Jul 14, '12 7:18pm PST |
|I'm going to go against the grain here and say I think some ground bison meat here and there actually sounds like a great idea if that's the only way you can get it and don't have access to game meats or the like. The nature of bison as animals means they can't be raised like cattle in confined feeding areas being fed garbage. They require lots of space to roam around and are more active and get the chance to browse and graze and live closer to their wild relatives even if they're being ranched for meat. They simply won't thrive otherwise. This means a different (and healthier) nutrient profile overall, and a great addition to a diet that mostly consists of more conventionally raised livestock. As long as you're getting plenty of RMBs and bone-in cuts of other stuff for the bulk of the diet the ground stuff every once in a while shouldn't be that much of a detriment in my opinion.
Count yourself lucky to have bison available at your local grocery, too! I live in Canada in an area where there's a fair amount of bison ranching going on, and see it every once in a while at the regular grocery store, but every meat clerk I've asked says it's hard to get because the demand is so great from our neighbors to the south that it all goes there, as it fetches a higher price. Phooey!
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