(The following Document: Producer Affidavit is a requirement from every producer that participates in the raising of our animals at any stage.)
2500 College AVE.
RICE LAKE, WI 54868
Ph: 715-234-9085, Fax: 715-234-1305
RE: Grassfed Claim Standards for Northstar Bison, LLC
Grass (Forage) Fed—Grass and forage shall be the feed source consumed for
the lifetime of the ruminant animal, with the exception of milk consumed
prior to weaning. The diet shall be derived solely from forage consisting of
grass (annual and perennial), forbs (e.g., legumes, Brassica), browse, or cereal
grain crops in the vegetative (pre-grain) state. Animals cannot be fed grain or
grain byproducts and must have continuous access to pasture during the
growing season. Hay, haylage, baleage, silage, crop residue without grain, and
other roughage sources may also be included as acceptable feed sources.
Routine mineral and vitamin supplementation may also be included
in the feeding regimen. If incidental supplementation occurs due to
inadvertent exposure to non-forage feedstuffs or to ensure the animal’s well
being at all times during adverse environmental or physical conditions,
the producer must fully document (e.g., receipts, ingredients, and tear tags) the
supplementation that occurs including the amount, the frequency, and the supplements provided.
No added growth hormones or antibiotics are used during the lifetime of these animals.
Non-GMO. No-grain ever.
I/We_Lee & Mary Graese at __Northstar Bison Ranches, LLC______________________ guarantee the_Bison______ supplied to Northstar Bison comply with the dietary regimen described above.
Premise ID (optional)_______________
Producer Signature__Lee Graese________Date__1997 to present_____
(On file with WI DATCP office)