Beefalo is a uniquely American breed of cattle known best for its rich lean meat. The breed is the result of an cross breeding American Bison with traditional beef breeds. A Beefalo contains no less than 17% Bison and no more than 37.5% Bison by genetics. Full blood Beefalo are exactly 37.5% Bison (3/8 Bison and 5/8 Bovine). The breed is recognized by the USDA and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The American Beefalo Association maintains the herd book for the breed and has very specific requirements for the breeding and sale of Beefalo cattle and meat.
By cross breeding Bison and traditional beef breeds, a superior beef producing animal is created. The hybrid vigor increases growth rates while maintaining the best traits from both the Bison and the beef breed. As a result, Beefalo are known for calving ease, excellent forage conversion, disease resistance, and weather tolerance as well as rich lean meat.