Click on any of the projects below to learn more about the National Buffalo Foundation's involvement and impact on the industry.
University of Utah Bison Lipid Study
Bison meat presents both a more “favorable” total fat and fatty acid profile, especially when compared to typical feedlot fed beef cattle. A typical cut of Bison meat such as lean broiled top sirloin contains slightly less cholesterol and up to 1/3 less calories from fat per 100g of cooked lean meat.
Gold Trophy Junior Judging Sponsor
In 2009, the National Buffalo Foundation began partnering with the National Bison Association to sponsor their Junior Judging by offering a $1500 scholarship to a higher education institution for the top scoring individual.
Since 1993, there have been four International Bison Conferences that offer extensive education to bison producers. The National Buffalo Foundation is proud to be an ongoing sponsor of this event.
Saskatchewan Bison Fertility Research
Research described in this thesis is an initial attempt to characterize reproduction in male bison. As commercial producers need to increase the efficiency of their bison farms/ranches, basic knowledge about reproductive physiology will help them make sound decisions affecting the economic viability of their operations.
NDSU Bison Meat Nutritional Analysis Study
The objective of the project was to determine the nutritional composition
of bison meat cuts from the round, loin, rib, and shoulder for nutritional labeling.
Interpretive Signs at Custer State Park
NBF is the proud sponsor of bison interpretive signage displayed throughout Custer State Park in South Dakota.
PBS "Good Meat" Documentary
Few studies have been done on the effects of local, fresh food on human health, but the idea that such food is better for us than the marathon grub that travels 1300 miles has become a reality for one Lakota man from Pine Ridge, South Dakota, who ate local food and got healthy.
Bison Genome Research
Current and historic bison genomes are currently being compared with published domestic cattle breeds, to explore the evolutionary history, phylogenetics and adaptive processes that define bison as a species
NDSU Bison Blood Parameters Study
This study evaluated baseline clinical chemistry and hematology values in a large number of American bison.
One-Time Through TB Testing Research
The National Buffalo Foundation is proud to support efforts to conduct a one-time through TB testing and is excited to take the lead role in funding this research project.
Vore Buffalo Jump
The National Buffalo Foundation is a supporter of the Vore Buffalo Jump, a site of great archaeological and historical importance in northeastern Wyoming.