OUR HISTORY

High Point Bison is owned and operated by Glen and Jill Klawonn. This third generation family farm began in 1924 when Carl and Alma Klawonn left Stanton County, Nebraska and headed west to settle south of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, where they purchased the land from the original homesteaders. They raised dry-land wheat, corn, hay, beef and dairy cows, pigs, chickens and also sold cream, milk, and eggs as cash crops. These crops were delivered by a team of horses and wagon 16 miles north to Pine Bluffs. Carl’s son Melvin and his wife Verla then continued the farming and ranching operation until 1989 when Melvin’s son, Glen, began to oversee the operation. He continued to raise wheat, hay, and beef cattle.

In 1995 Glen added a new enterprise - bison. With the bison, Glen was better able to utilize the native prairie grasses in a more natural and sustainable way. In 1999 Glen married the love of his life, Jill. Together they began building the bison meat business. Glen and Jill’s son Carl is now the fourth generation on the farm and enjoys helping with meat deliveries and daily activities on the farm.

Today High Point Bison is still a family run operation offering a complete line of frozen natural grass-fed, grass finished bison and beef including steaks, roasts, ground, and sausages. Our family is committed to sustainability raising livestock and providing the consumer with high quality locally produced and marketed products.