August 22, 2019

RMBA’s Fall Tour Details

Our Fall 2019 Ranch Tour has been scheduled! Our daylong event will cover everything from fencing and facility building materials, design and functional, to pasture health and management. We’ll see bison, enjoy two bison meals together and learn from our community. We will be visiting Rocky Hollow Buffalo Company’s Monkey Ranch, and RMBA members can add on a tour of Brush Meat Processors.

Get the logistics and/or register from our Events page.

RMBA invites anyone to register for our Fall Ranch Tour; unfortunately, the morning tour of Brush Meat Processors is restricted to RMBA members only for safety and liability purposes. 

Members-Only Morning

RMBA members have the option to start the day with a tour of Brush Meat Processors to view their state-of-the-art facility. Brush Meat Processors is owned by Rocky Mountain Natural Meats, who’s label, Great Range Bison, brings you the finest bison cuts directly from the premier bison ranches in North America. For the past 30 years, they have worked closely with their ranchers/producers to ensure the bison are raised sustainably. Bison sold under this label are raised on pasture, finished on grasses and grains, and are free from the use of antibiotics or growth hormones.

This facility opened in 2013 to enable Rocky Mountain Natural Meats to guarantee quality by overseeing the product from the time it leaves to rancher until it goes to the consumer. Brush Meat Processors follows strict food safety procedures to ensure the consumer experiences a top-quality product.

Ranch Tour Afternoon

Rocky Hollow Buffalo Company is located on the historic Monkey Ranch, owned by Rick and Lindsay Forepaugh. The ranch is 11 miles north of Kimball in the western panhandle of Nebraska. Rick’s folks and RMBA members, Vance Forepaugh and Jill Crotty own, Medicine Wheel Ranch located in Elbert, Colorado. Their names are recognizable based on their superior performance at the National Bison Association’s Gold Trophy Show and Sale (GTSS). The bison are owned 50/50 between the two families, but are raised at Monkey Ranch. Bison selected for the GTSS are transferred to Medicine Wheel Ranch.

Their 100% grass fed, grass finished buffalo are holistically and naturally raised. They are never subjected to antibiotics or hormones. AS they like to say, “buffalo the way nature intended.” Their operation includes: calf sales, meat sales to local restaurants, meat sales to private parties, and buffalo herd tours.

If you have any questions about the tour, please contact RMBA Board Secretary Jen Graves at or 720-891-9360 (and leave a message).

Learn more or register on our Events page.