The Ranch Gate Market Ltd. is now open in Sylvan Lake, AB.

May 2019

MFL Bison Ranch Ltd now has a sister company, The Ranch Gate Market Ltd.  It is a butcher shop and pantry market offering bison (mixed ration & grass finished), beef (conventional & grass fed), yak (grass fed), pork, chicken, Sylvan Star Cheese and Black Rifle Coffee.  We also offer a range of pantry items, BBQ sauces and rubs etc.

The Ranch Gate Market is managed by Dreef (Andrea) Staudinger.

Pure Plains Bison;

North America's

natural range animal.

Herd Details

At MFL Bison Ranch Ltd we run DNA tested breeding stock that are tested free from bovine DNA introgression.  We've also chosen to raise pure Plains Bison, have one of the few pure Plains herds in Canada and are supporting the Canadian Bison Association's project to develop a DNA test to differentiate the Plains and Woods subspecies.

Our breeding herd is split into three distinct herd sire bloodlines.  That means that the bulls in each of our three herds are descended from a common source.  At present we run 'New Teddy Roosevelt', 'Old Teddy Roosevelt/M-line' and 'Holmberg/Heim' bloodlines.  In 2018, the 'Holmberg/Heim' bulls were replaced by 'Yellowstone' bulls, so the 2018 calf crop will be the last 'Holmberg/Heim' calves at MFL.


For more details, see the 'Our Bison' page.

About us

MFL Bison Ranch Ltd is a family business.  We've recently incorporated as MFL Bison Ranch Ltd, but we are known as 'MFL Ranches' by many in the Bison Industry and nothing has changed but the shift from a partnership to a Ltd company.


MFL Bison Ranch Ltd is owned and operated by Dick & Karina Staudinger and Stewart & Mariem Staudinger.  The origins of the ranch go back to the homestead of Alex Staudinger, who settled near Sylvan Lake, Alberta over a century ago.  There are now four farms in central Alberta that are owned and operated by grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Alex Staudinger and the original homestead quarter section is still in the Staudinger family.

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