Crooked River Bison Ranch is located in the foothills of the Ochoco National Forest southeast of Prineville, Oregon. Our ranch consists of open pastures and rangeland, with an abundance of clean water and native grasses for our bison to thrive on.
We practice intensive grazing methods on our ranch. Our bison are regularly and systematically moved from pasture to pasture. This allows the pastures to recover quicker, provides the bison with young, tender grass and reduces the need for parasite control.
Raising our bison with respect and as humanely as possible is important to us. We never give our bison steroids, growth hormones, or antibiotics. Our bison are not confined to small pens or feedlot-like conditions. They are 100% grass-fed throughout the entire course of their lives. Not only is this good for our bison, but it’s also what gives our bison its great taste.
When it comes time to harvest, we only field harvest in small numbers to maintain a low stress environment. We chose to field harvest because it yields a superior product. Since bison are undomesticated animals, they generally become easily stressed and agitated under traditional harvest methods.
The extra care we put into our ranching practices ensures that the meat on your dinner plate is of the highest quality. We adhere to our strictly-defined ranching standards and practice the most ethical ranching methods so you and your family can enjoy the tastiest, most flavorful bison meat available.