Since 1992, Bruce and Shirley Mills, and their family, have raised bison on their 100 acre farm near St. Marys, ON and provided the surrounding area with local, nutritious bison meat.
Where to Buy
Our Farm and Retail Sales:
Address: 5679 Line 4, St. Marys. ON, N4X 1C8
Telephone: 519 229 6316
Hours: Vary, please contact us
Covent Garden Outdoor Farmers' Market:
Address: 130 King St. London, ON
Hours: Saturday, 8:00am to 1:00pm, May to December
Contact us for an up-to-date list of restaurants and other retail locations featuring Blanbrook Bison Farm bison meat:
Telephone: 519 229 6316
Blanbrook Bison Farm was established in 1992. Both Bruce and Shirley were raised on dairy farms and wanted to raise alternative livestock on their 100 acre farm with their two children. After researching, visiting other bison farms and meeting people involved in the bison industry they purchased 13 bison from Sault Ste. Marie in May of 1992. The herd has since grown to over 100 bison. Farming can be challenging at times but is a very rewarding experience. We enjoy meeting customers and providing them with a quality, local and healthy product.
Everyone in the family has played a large roll in the success of the family farm from working on the farm to helping sell meat at the market on Saturday mornings. Of course the bison have also provided an excuse for a vacation or two. In 2004 we travelled across Western Canada in search of breeding stock. We also have gone to three International Bison Conferences: South Dakota, Quebec City and Montana. Bruce has attended the Canadian Bison Association conference in Regina, Saskatchewan for over 10 years.
We are regularly in touch with other bison producers and are fortunate to be apart of the CBA and OBA. Bruce and Shirley have been involved in the Canadian Bison Association and Ontario Bison Association for over 15 years volunteering as a CBA director, Bruce, and OBA secretary for 10 years, Shirley. Their daughter, Rebecca continued the OBA secretarial duties for four years,. The CBA is a very important part of promoting the bison industry in Canada and connecting, educating and supporting producers. In 2021 they were honoured to receive the Myrt Lenton award which is given to one recipient annually to recognize members of the Canadian Bison Association who have "unselfishly given their time, tireless effort to promote quality participation, the generous sharing of personal talents to maintain and give purpose to the membership."
Now Bruce and Shirley are retired from their day jobs and are enjoying (most of the time at least) being full time farmers. Both of their children have grown up and moved out but stay involved in the farm, Ryan through farm labour and Rebecca through social media and promotion.
If you would like more information about bison meat, raising bison or purchasing breeding stock please contact us. We are always glad to help.
Bruce and Shirley Mills
5679 Line 4, St. Marys, ON
GPS: 5679 Line 4, Perth South
Tel: 519 229 6316
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Operational hours vary. Please contact us become you come.