Health-minded carnivores have gone wild for bison meat over the past several years, with overall sales doubling since 2005, according to the National Bison Association in Westminster, Colo. That's promising news, except the herd is having a hard time keeping up with demand. Ranchers processed some 92,000 bison last year — less than one day's worth of beef production — but upping those numbers won't happen quickly. The animals are slow growers, with females not maturing until age 3. Price ...

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