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Producing beefalo is a new venture for us on our Isla Bank property in Southland. We have invested over 5 years of research & hard work developing a new direction for our farm & for good reason. We're growing a truly great product.
Beefalo are a hybrid species that are a mix of cattle & bison which produce a leaner meatier offspring.
Beefalo meat has less total fat, less cholesterol & fewer calories while remaining moist, tender & delicious.
Beefalo meat requires half to a third less heat to cook than conventional beef & cooks 30% faster.
Netherton Farm beefalo are 100% grass fed on our Isla Bank property in Southland & have no antibiotics or hormones used on them.
All Netherton Farm beefalo have been DNA tested & are guaranteed beefalo.
Our animals are slaughtered at Prime Range Meats then sent to both Isla Bank Butchery & Riversdale Meats for custom processing.
WHAT IS BEEFALO??
Beefalo are the hybrid offspring of any breed of domestic cattle & bison, commonly known as buffalo in the US. The breed was created in the 1970's to combine the superior characteristics of both animals.
Bison produce a very lean meat, almost devoid of intramuscular fat. Their 'all hump no rump' physical structure contains a very high percentage of its mass in the front quarters, leaving you with a small amount of steak & a lot of extremely lean mince.
The beefalo inherits its physical structure from cattle & its lean-ness from bison.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS
Beefalo is the ideal choice for health conscious consumers. The cross breeding of bison & cattle forms a leaner meatier offspring that is higher in protein but significantly lower in calories, cholesterol & fat. Beefalo is nutritionally better for you than beef, chicken, pork, turkey & even some fish.
Beefalo is the only meat that has been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol, a leading cause of heart disease. A study conducted by the Central Washington University & published in American Medical Association Journal tested a gr