(Smoky Mountain News)
Asheville-based Carolina Bison is planning an expansion into Clyde, a move that would let it grow its buffalo herd in Western North Carolina by 300 to 500.
Frank King is on a mission to find the perfect meat. King, the owner of King Bio Natural Medicine, holistic pharmaceutical company based in Asheville, is testing and researching different types of animals that will prosper in the Western North Carolina climate while at the same time provide nourishing steaks and burgers.
He has tried everything from the Eland, the looming antelope-like animal from the plains of Africa, to the Himalayan Yak, of which he now has a group grazing in the field in front of his house in Haywood County. Some of his meat ventures he won’t even talk about.
But so far, his most successful is the American classic: American Bison.