Our Mission Statement
Raise pastured livestock in an ecological and humanitarian manner that provides our customers with a high quality nutritionally superior product
Our Core Values
Transparency – provide customers with complete transparency of how we raise livestock, process, and deliver food
Responsibility – “own” all our actions and products that impact our customers, employees, livestock, and environment
Safety – minimize risk to employees, livestock, and customers by taking all appropriate safety measures and avoiding “shortcuts."
Respect – recognize and reconcile differences in knowledge, talents, and opinions to formulate optimal solutions and strategies to fulfill our mission and vision
Produce grass-fed American Bison, pastured pork, and pastured poultry (chicken) in a sustainable, regenerative, and profitable manner becoming an example and model for sustainable ranching/farming in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern region of the United States
National Bison Association Code of Ethics
Mountain State Farm will:
Continually strive toward the preservation, promotion and marketing of bison and the bison industry.
Advance the bison industry through improving our knowledge and skill, encouraging research and exchanging information and experiences.
Keep ourselves informed on matters affecting the bison industry in our community, the state, the nation and internationally so that we may be able to contribute responsibly to public thinking on such matters.
Pursue our professional activities with honesty and fairness while avoiding and condemning any practice that might bring discredit to our industry.
Respect and help conserve our natural and cultural heritage while striving to improve the environment and the quality of life within it.
Conduct business in a professional manner with accurate, current, and factual information so as educate and inform.
Abide by all laws of any jurisdiction within which they carry on activities as bison producers. This includes no use of growth hormones in bison.
Not use antibiotics in bison on a subtherapeutic (non-therapeutic) basis.
Never engage in deliberate cross-breeding of bison with another species.
Not knowingly make false statements or fail to disclose a material fact requested in connection with marketing, advertising, and packaging.
This includes accurate labeling and no adulteration of product.
Observe the Bylaws of the Association and give freely of ourselves for the advancement of its objectives.
Provide adequate food, handling facilities and health care to ensure the well being of animals in care.
Not use animal cloning technology in any manner for the production of bison or bison meat products.
Not practice in-vitro fertilization or other artificial reproduction practices for any purpose other than scientific research.
Not deliver any animal into the custody of a person who in the opinion of the member does not have the facilities or ability to provide for the animals’ needs.
Give an honest description as to the age, health records and genetic background to the best of their knowledge of any animals they offer for sale.
Take precautions as necessary to prevent the spread of parasites or disease and treat sick or injured animals immediately to avoid undue suffering and if untreatable, humanely dispatch animals as soon as possible.