Since 2001 we breed the American Plains Bisons in a natural way. They drink spring water and the hay they eat comes from our own land, free of fertillizers or pesticides. Our animals don't get nutritional compliments. They roam on 125 acres of gras- and woodland, divided in severals parcs. Only once a year we round them up for an annual blood sample, worm treatment and identifying the calfs.
There are only 2 spicies left : the European Bison and the American Bisons. This last one is divided into two sub-spicies : the American Plains Bison and the American Wood Bison. Breeding for commercial ends is only done with the American Plains Bison.
This bison was found throughout Europe during prehistory. At the end of the 19th century, he was only found back in Poland where the last wild animal was slaughtered in 1925. This species, persisted however through the 56 animals that lived in various zoos. In 1959, some of these animals were let loose in the oldest preserved European lowland forest of Bialwieza in Poland where 2500 can be found today. The European Bison feeds mainly on leaves, young twigs and bark; it is not ideal for breeding purposes.
American Plains Bison
This is the only kind that can be bred for meat production. The largest ruminant of the American continent, very rustic and resistant to extreme temperatures, + 40 ° C to -40 ° C are no problem for him. They remain skittish, dangerous and untameable animals.
American Wood Bison
A small group, estimated at about 170,000 animals before European colonization, lived secluded in small groups in the Boreal woods of Western Canada. At the end of the 19th century there were only 300 left who were victims of crossbreeding by the mass introduction of the American Plains Bison at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1960 a small herd of forty uncrossed animals was found, they reproduce in isolation until today in the "Wood Buffalo National Park". The herd now has 2500 animals and is still protected by the "Washington Convention".
Visite our Farm
An English speaking guide takes you on a tour through the bison field aboard of one of are 4x4 vehicles. He tells you about the history of the American Bison, the American Indians and our farm. We'll awnser all your questions and you can take all pictures you want. We'll stay for about half an hour among the Bison.
Afterwards we go to the exposition room where you can find indian tools made from bison, a bison skeletton,... Here you can buy bison meat, bison-paté and souvenirs.
Children -12: 4€/p
To be sure an English speaking guide is available it's recommanded to make an appointment by phone or e-mail.
Bison meat is tender, low in fat and cholesterol, high in protein and has a dark red color. Bred in optimal conditions, the bison roam in large pastures with patches of forest, free from any stress to promote their growth.
Per 100g of meat
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Bisonpâté with Cranberries (180g)
Ingrédients: Bison meat 50%, pork and pork liver, Cranberries 5%, salt, pepper, white wine (contains sulfites), garlic, eggs.
Price: 6€ TTC
Bisonpâté with Cognac (180g)
Ingrédients: Bison meat 50%, pork and pork liver, Cognac 5%, salt, pepper, white wine (contains sulfites), garlic, eggs.
Price: 6€ TTC
Bisonpâté with Green Pepper (180g)
Ingrédients: Bison meat 50%, pork and pork liver, Green Pepper 3%, salt, pepper, white wine (contains sulfites), garlic, eggs.
Price: 6€ TTC
Bisonpâté Chanterelles (180g)
Ingrédients: Bison meat 50%, pork and pork liver, Chanterelles 5%, salt, pepper, white wine (contains sulfites), garlic, eggs.
Prix: 6€ TTC
Bison Rillettes (180g)
Ingrédients: Bison meat 80%, duck grease, salt, pepper.
Price: 8€ TTC
No other products a the moment.
Come take a walk with your kids on a pony.
A nice walk through our domain or in the neighborhood with your kids on one of our ponys.
Fee et Hours
All year by appointment.
First half hour: 7€
3€ per 15 minutes extra
Crash helmet required (provided by us).
Minimum 1 accompanying adult per pony.
- Le Palais 23400 BOURGANEUF
- +33 (0) 555 64 15 63