Flint Hills Prairie Bison Reserve
Flint Hills Prairie Bison Reserve supplies us with top quality bison meat.
About Flint Hills Prairie Bison Reserve
George and Denise Leroux
Farmers for Flint Hills Prairie Bison Reserve
Farm motto or mission statement: Honor and respect the animals. You are what you eat and you are what they eat… Healthy, happy animals.
Location of Flint hills prairie bison reserve
Alta Vista, KS (25.9 mi from People's Grocery Cooperative)
Please share a brief synopsis of the history of your farm:
e started in the summer of 2007 with one buck and for the rest of the year, we looked for a doe and found one in 2008. Our original thought was to raise our own food off our own 19 acres of land and find a market for the extra. Our first customer was International Grocery. when they closed, we formed a great relationship with People’s Grocery and a home for our product.
All about the Bison
What animals do you raise?
Describe the type of grazing system you employ. (For example, do you rotate your pastures/rangeland? Do you use fertilizer or plant seeds for forage?)
Rotating pastures, free range practices are in place. There is no feed-lotting all year. There are NO fertilizers, hormones, vaccinations, herbicides, fungicides, nor any insecticides.
When supplementing your feed, what type of feed do you use? Do you make an effort to avoid GMOs?
Absolutely! We feed local, unsprayed pastures.
Do you feed your animals vitamins and/or use mineral blocks?
Yes. trace mineral blocks are supplied.
What are your slaughtering practices?
We only “field kill” with a Vet present and is USDA inspected.
What would you like People’s Grocery Co-op shoppers to know about your products? What sets you apart?
Just because someone raises Bison, does not make them honorable or an environmentalist. We take great pride in honoring the herd dynamic, or family units. The proper feed and the amount is respected as well as the factors which go into the preserving of the prairie.
What vision do you have for the future of your farm and/or the future of food?
To grow a non-profit that buys land for the Bison in perpetuity so their herd can buy back the land that was stolen from them and the herd can be ever growing.