DENVER -- Demand is growing for lean buffalo meat, a specialty item that's become an appealing alternative to beef -- and more common in supermarket meat cases. In response to demand, the number of buffaloes being raised is growing 15% to 20% a year, according to the National Bison Association. The total bison population numbers between 350,000 to 400,000, and the association estimates there will be a million buffaloes before long. Sales of bison meat are also on the rise. In the past ...

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