Welcome! Northwind Bison is owned and operated by us - Shane & Amanda Stege - along with our three junior farmers. We have lived on our farm raising broiler chickens since 2012, and in 2019 decided to take a leap and invest in a small herd of six bison. While we also have careers as a dairy service manager and dental hygienist, we were both born and raised on farms and have always loved the country life. We are learning new things about raising bison all the time and love sharing about them.
Since 2019 our herd has grown to thirty-five animals, including our first four calves born in spring of 2021, and seven calves in 2022. Ten calves have joined the herd so far in 2023, with a late arrival in the last week of September.
Our vision is to continue to grow our herd, while also benefiting from the meat that this heritage animal has to offer. It matters to us to offer quality meat, and that starts with quality animal care.
We invite you to explore our website, learn more about bison, and reach out to us if you would like to schedule a visit to the farm to see the animals or purchase some meat.
Bison meat is lean, low in fat, and high in protein and iron. It is similar to beef, but not the same - it has a milder flavor with a hint of sweetness, and is more nutrient dense.
Please note we will be closed on Saturday December 9 for a family Christmas.
Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas season!
Shane & Amanda