Why Bison

Bison vs. Beef

Bison meat is delicious and nutritious, containing fewer calories, more protein, and less fat than beef. Bison is the perfect choice if you like the taste of beef but want a healthier choice while maximizing your nutritional benefit.

In addition to having fewer calories and less saturated fat than beef, bison is also a great source of iron, zinc, phosphorous, niacin, selenium, and vitamins B6 and B12. It is also a higher source of iron and Omega 3s.

Why our Bison?

  • We use the entire animal.
  • It’s government regulated and vacuum sealed.
  • We honour the animal and the land.
  • Eating local meat is more environmentally friendly.
  • Our farming practices help preserve our Métis heritage.
  • All of our bison are pasture-raised using rotate grazing principles of regenerative agriculture.
Iron Head Bison - Why bison

Nutrition Benefits



Beef is cheaper – why should I buy bison?
Key word: quality. We sell premium ranch-raised bison, rather than a product that’s confined to feed-lot style conditions.

You’re also getting more of what you’re paying for. Bison meat is leaner, with little-to-no fat adding to the weight. This means you get a protein-rich meat that doesn’t shrink when cooked and offers more nutrients per serving with no added hormones or antibiotics.

What does bison taste like?
If you like beef, you’re going to love bison!

Bison tastes similar to beef, but sweeter. It does not have that “gamey” flavor and is naturally leaner and more tender than beef.

The only thing to watch out for is to not overcook it. Bison cooking time is less than typical beef cook time, making it easy to overcook if you’re not familiar with it. For the best flavour and texture, we recommend cooking your bison to medium rare.

Substitute bison into any of your favourite beef dishes – you’ll be amazed by the results!

What’s the difference between a bison and a buffalo?
The words bison and buffalo are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same type of animal. While both animals belong to the Bovidae family (hoofed animals), they aren’t closely related. Bison are found in North America and Europe, while buffalo are native to Africa and Asia.