Tall Grass Bison started with 3 bison calves in 1976 on our northern Iowa family diversified farm to now having 4-5 well structured, extended families, totaling 250-300 bison on 700 acres of converted crop ground and Iowa native oak savanna prairie in the rolling hills of Southern Iowa. We raise bison, but we believe the principles of extended family, social order management can be utilized for any grazing “herd” or “flock” animal. We also believe all domesticated herds can be raised with nature’s evolutionary need for social structure in species. The ability to form up the support systems and roles for every family member are still there just below the surface. And by managing for social order herds we can obtain the production, unparalleled efficiency of nature and highest ethical animal care standards….all while maintaining a higher level of ecological sustainability.
We believe Tall Grass Bison provides a chance to “discover” something every indigenous hunter-gatherer took for granted…that humans, herds and flocks have the same social order infrastructure and that an individual is only a part of the whole.