Elk, bison could reduce environmental impact of pet food
Elk and bison ranches provide healthy novel proteins for dog and cat food.
Petfood Industry exclusive article:
Elk and bison ranches provide healthy novel proteins for dog and cat food while allowing pet food brands to make sustainability claims because the animals cause less ecological damage than cattle. By using organ meat and by-products from bison and elk, the pet food industry helps to increase the market for the whole animal, further increasing efficiency and sustainability. What’s more, elk (Cervus canadensis) and bison (Bison bison) are still relatively rare in pet foods, so including them as a novel protein can help a brand stand out.
“As more people discover the great taste and nutritional attributes of sustainably raised bison, they want their companion animals to enjoy the experience as well,” said Dave Carter of the National Bison Association.
In this article, you will learn about:
Elk and bison in pet food
Ecological advantages of elk and bison farms
Elk and bison farms help wildlife conservation
Sustainability of elk and bison ranching
Elk and bison in pet food compared to beef