Bison ranching in Alberta: a lifestyle, not a job
'They love the winter. They love –30. That's why they're built for the Canadian Prairies.'
When it comes to bison ranching, Alberta is the place to be. The Wild Rose Country is home to the largest bison herd in Canada. Thanks to ranchers like Steven Lunty and his family, this particular species of bovine hasn't completely disappeared.
Lunty runs Canadian Rangeland Bison and Elk in Bentley, Alta. Each year it sells around 3,500 animals — approximately 1.5 million kilograms of meat — that get sold at home and shipped to the U.S., United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, France, Germany and Italy. Currently, the demand for bison is higher than their supply.
Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he visits a herd of bison "built for the Canadian Prairies."