Our buffalo breeding project began in Orchimont in 1998. From the outset, we wanted to practice organic and environmentally friendly agriculture, with production focused on quality rather than quantity. We have continued and strengthened this orientation over time around two axes:
- Respect for the environment
- Animal welfare
Today, we breed 200 buffalos a year on average at our various sites. In order to keep control over the feeding of our herds, we manage our pastures according to the principles of sustainable agriculture, and we produce the fodder that we feed the buffalo in winter ourselves.
Unlike the many bovine breeds that have been raised in our regions for centuries, the buffalo remains a wild animal. This characteristic makes it an excellent candidate for organic breeding. Robust and able to adapt to all climates, the buffalo lives outdoors all year round. Endowed with an excellent survival instinct, they reproduce according to the cycles of nature, and births take place without human intervention most of the time.
Our buffalo feed is completely natural. During summer months, they feed only on the grass of our pastures. In winter we give them feed which we also produce ourselves.
The animals that we intend to slaughter spend their entire life in the wild, and stay with the herd until the last moment.
Healthy and natural meat
Buffalo meat has exceptional taste and nutritional qualities, thanks to the way it is raised: the animals are not fattened and spend their entire lives in the wild.
Naturally low in cholesterol, buffalo meat is rich in iron and protein. Its taste is highly appreciated by consumers, many of whom come to try the preparations in our restaurant or buy the meat in our butcher’s shop.
A breeding farm to visit
We are a breeding farm first and foremost and like to share our passion for the buffalo and for an agriculture that is respectful of the animals and the environment.
We will be delighted to welcome you throughout the summer season in our tourist centre, where we will answer all your questions about the American buffalo and its history during a guided tour in a wagon.