USDA Monthly Bison Market Reports

NW_LS526
Oklahoma City, OK     Fri,Mar 15,2019     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of February
Bison carcass weights and grain fed wholesale weights remained mostly steady, while prices trended steady to slightly lower. Canadian bison imports were 26% lower and Actual Slaughter numbers were  23% lower compared to January.
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S. Inspected Plants (not necessarily inspected)for February:                           Bison                  :Head 
W/E 02/09/19      979                  Slaughter Male                 648
W/E 02/16/19      962                  Slaughter Female               177
W/E 02/23/19      886                  Feeder Male                    500
W/E 03/02/19     1,096                 Feeder Female                  139
                                       Total                        1,464
Total            3,923                 Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses - GRAIN FED - ($/Cwt) FOB Plant Basis
              Avg Carc Wt           Hd      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
*Young Bulls -         695        1,761     430.00-    550.00      453.07
*Young Heifers -       597          672     390.00-    550.00      437.69
*Aged Bulls -          976            9     340.00-    410.00      370.56
*Aged Cows -           540          255     340.00-    395.00      371.35
Total                             2,697

Bison Meat - GRAIN FED - Wholesale ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye, Lip-on Fresh             30,802   1,100.00-  1,568.00    1,315.25
Ribeye, Lip-on Frozen             1,972   1,370.00-  1,390.00    1,380.00
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             41,782     620.00-    800.00      655.76
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen               754     690.00-    890.00      760.40
Top Round Fresh                   7,357     732.00-    780.00      761.00
Top Round Frozen                  2,156     825.00-    925.00      849.02
Peeled Knuckle Fresh                559     752.00-    780.00      755.67
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             2,788     715.00-    840.00      744.43
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        4,436     675.00-    775.00      736.40
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       2,886     700.00-    835.00      818.09
Eye of Round Fresh                4,859     675.00-    875.00      743.83
Eye of Round Frozen                  64     825.00-    825.00      825.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 24,206     995.00-  1,316.00    1,056.48
Strip Loin Frozen                   702     810.00-  1,035.00      820.31
Top Sirloin Fresh                 4,081     874.00-  1,025.00      891.99
Top Sirloin Frozen                  202     770.00-    770.00      770.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 13,268   2,043.00-  2,600.00    2,272.19
Tenderloin Frozen                 1,587   2,300.00-  2,500.00    2,459.92
Hearts                            2,372     273.00-    325.00      275.63
Livers                            7,186     183.00-    250.00      184.27
Tongues                             460     300.00-    550.00      463.76
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        29,124     525.00-    700.00      584.49
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       11,351     590.00-    685.00      620.69
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       89,175     600.00-    840.00      746.70
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             46,958     600.00-    750.00      707.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen                         0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh                          0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            94,768     580.00-    804.00      705.46
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             626     775.00-    900.00      816.07
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         37,066     590.00-    803.00      697.20
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Ground Bison - GRAIN FED - Case Ready ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            515,842     625.00-    766.00      696.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            24,590     700.00-    775.00      706.00
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          4,074     800.00-    950.00      869.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         23,110     650.00-    780.00      729.71

BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT TO CONSUMER ($/LB) FROZEN
                                            Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye Steaks                                22.49-     39.95       30.49
Filet Mignon                                 39.95-     60.00       48.94
New York Strip                               19.49-     30.00       25.49
Flat Iron                                    15.49-     15.49       15.49
Flank Steak                                  16.49-     17.95       17.22
Skirt Steak                                  14.95-     14.99       14.97
Chuck Roast                                  11.45-     13.32       12.40
Eye of Round Roast                           11.95-     13.49       12.72
Top Sirloin                                  16.49-     31.95       24.59
Sirloin Tip                                  11.66-     15.79       13.34
Brisket                                      11.29-     11.29       11.29
Ribs                                         12.32-     12.49       12.41
Prime Rib                                    26.95-     37.13       32.04
Tenderloin                                   39.95-     45.71       42.72
Stew Meat                                    13.49-     15.95       14.84
Jerky                                        22.50-     43.80       37.47
Hearts                                       13.90-     13.99       13.95
Livers                                       14.90-     20.38       16.76
Tongues                                       7.48-     12.58       10.03
Hot Dogs                                     13.99-     17.50       15.48
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     12.49-     14.70       13.48
Ground Bison (Patties)                       13.49-     14.83       14.07

Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                              Jan-18     Jan-17     2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   95,901     110,231    804,908    1,065,053
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   10,141       661      549,612     487,001
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
*Animals under the age of 30 months are classified as young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
Source: USDA Market News Service, Oklahoma City, OK
NW_LS526
Oklahoma City, OK     Fri,Feb 15,2019     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of January

***Re-sending with update to Actual Slaughter numbers.***
Bison weights remained mostly steady, while carcass and wholesale prices trended steady to
slightly lower. Canadian bison imports were 82%  higher compared to December.
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S. Inspected Plants (not necessarily inspected)for January:                           Bison                  :Head 
W/E 01/05/19      792                  Slaughter Male                 700
W/E 01/12/19     1,001                 Slaughter Female               347
W/E 01/19/19     1,189                 Feeder Male                    665
W/E 01/26/19     1,137                 Feeder Female                  278
W/E 02/02/19      992                  Total                        1,990
Total            5,111                 Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses - GRAIN FED - ($/Cwt) FOB Plant Basis
              Avg Carc Wt           Hd      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
*Young Bulls -         670        2,072     430.00-    550.00      453.49
*Young Heifers -       579          617     410.00-    550.00      456.39
*Aged Bulls -          965           76     350.00-    410.00      403.36
*Aged Cows -           568          564     350.00-    450.00      376.26
Total                             3,329
Bison Meat - GRAIN FED - Wholesale ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye, Lip-on Fresh             27,183   1,300.00-  1,575.00    1,393.22
Ribeye, Lip-on Frozen             2,688   1,200.00-  1,400.00    1,324.98
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             49,650     620.00-    800.00      666.83
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             1,502     750.00-    760.00      755.00
Top Round Fresh                   5,120     723.00-    821.00      753.01
Top Round Frozen                  1,669     850.00-    875.00      869.99
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,326     700.00-    850.00      777.14
Peeled Knuckle Frozen               504     850.00-    850.00      850.00
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        3,881     675.00-    775.00      729.00
Flats, Outside Round Frozen         300     810.00-    810.00      810.00
Eye of Round Fresh                4,276     675.00-    875.00      751.95
Eye of Round Frozen                           0.00-      0.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 14,084     900.00-  1,450.00    1,092.24
Strip Loin Frozen                   614     910.00-    920.00      910.02
Top Sirloin Fresh                 6,871     700.00-    977.00      751.10
Top Sirloin Frozen                  632     895.00-    895.00      895.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 15,118   1,800.00-  2,450.00    2,210.17
Tenderloin Frozen                 1,606   2,100.00-  2,450.00    2,275.00
Hearts                            3,137     269.00-    305.00      270.73
Livers                            3,655     196.00-    200.00      196.12
Tongues                             105     300.00-    300.00      300.00
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        12,006     525.00-    700.00      604.68
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       12,430     640.00-    685.00      653.41
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen        3,635     605.00-    605.00      605.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             43,886     600.00-    750.00      630.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen                         0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh                          0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            66,853     650.00-    733.00      687.62
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh                       0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         33,210     655.00-    753.00      695.48
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Ground Bison - GRAIN FED - Case Ready ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            787,945     625.00-    760.00      696.53
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            25,718     700.00-    775.00      709.00
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          3,042     800.00-    950.00      869.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         23,424     650.00-    780.00      752.72

BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT TO CONSUMER ($/LB) FROZEN
                                            Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye Steaks                                19.49-     39.95       29.74
Filet Mignon                                 39.95-     65.95       49.35
New York Strip                               17.99-     28.57       24.75
Flat Iron                                    14.99-     14.99       14.99
Flank Steak                                  15.49-     17.95       16.47
Skirt Steak                                  14.95-     18.95       16.95
Chuck Roast                                  11.45-     13.32       12.33
Eye of Round Roast                           11.95-     13.33       12.76
Top Sirloin                                  14.69-     31.95       24.14
Sirloin Tip                                  11.66-     15.79       13.57
Brisket                                      11.29-     13.33       12.04
Ribs                                          8.49-      9.98        9.24
Prime Rib                                    26.95-     37.13       32.04
Tenderloin                                   39.95-     60.00       46.79
Stew Meat                                    11.49-     15.95       14.09
Jerky                                        34.49-     43.80       40.70
Hearts                                        9.99-     13.90       11.95
Livers                                        9.99-     20.38       15.09
Tongues                                       7.48-     10.99        9.24
Hot Dogs                                     14.95-     17.50       16.23
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     10.79-     15.95       13.18
Ground Bison (Patties)                       10.99-     14.83       12.89

Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                              Jan-18     Jan-17     2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   95,901     110,231    233,029     347,228
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   10,141       661      235,895     203,707
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
*Animals under the age of 30 months are classified as young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
Source: USDA Market News Service, Oklahoma City, OK
NW_LS526
Des Moines, IA     Tue,Jan 15,2019     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of December
**Re-sending with update to Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally Inspected Plants.**
Bison Prices remained mostly steady, while the demand for wholesale cuts was steady to lower.
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S. Inspected Plants (not necessarily inspected)for December:                           Bison                  :Head 
W/E 12/08/18      872                  Slaughter Male                 368
W/E 12/15/18     1,053                 Slaughter Female               436
W/E 12/22/18     1,007                 Feeder Male                    226
W/E 12/29/18      589                  Feeder Female                   61
                                       Total                        1,091
Total            3,521                 Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses - GRAIN FED - ($/Cwt) FOB Plant Basis
              Avg Carc Wt           Hd      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
*Young Bulls -         588        1,774     435.00-    550.00      484.50
*Young Heifers -       544          932     455.00-    550.00      477.56
*Aged Bulls -          736          849     360.00-    450.00      410.18
*Aged Cows -           496          260     360.00-    400.00      389.25
Total                             3,816

Bison Meat - GRAIN FED - Wholesale ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye, Lip-on Fresh             28,453   1,187.00-  1,851.00    1,394.84
Ribeye, Lip-on Frozen             2,607   1,150.00-  1,795.00    1,298.10
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             44,391     620.00-    900.00      661.13
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             1,131     755.00-    890.00      808.19
Top Round Fresh                   4,482     718.00-    780.00      745.00
Top Round Frozen                  6,248     817.00-    895.00      849.31
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              2,657     700.00-    860.00      769.79
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             1,491     850.00-    870.00      856.45
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        3,857     675.00-    775.00      742.25
Flats, Outside Round Frozen         677     810.00-    810.00      810.00
Eye of Round Fresh                1,848     675.00-    875.00      737.04
Eye of Round Frozen               2,629     775.00-    845.00      818.65
Strip Loin Fresh                 19,386     875.00-  1,450.00    1,105.18
Strip Loin Frozen                 1,513     875.00-  1,095.00      952.96
Top Sirloin Fresh                 2,206     700.00-  1,004.00      849.47
Top Sirloin Frozen                  280     895.00-    895.00      895.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 14,032   1,520.00-  2,898.00    2,247.01
Tenderloin Frozen                 2,110   1,795.00-  3,071.00    2,254.36
Hearts                            3,803     300.00-    305.00      301.29
Livers                            9,007     210.00-    293.00      242.99
Tongues                           4,742     259.00-    300.00      290.69
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        12,243     525.00-    700.00      602.00
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen        9,803     620.00-    690.00      647.24
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen                    0.00-      0.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             52,850     600.00-    750.00      624.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen                         0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh                288     825.00-    825.00      825.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            82,614     650.00-  1,076.00      727.57
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             720     810.00-    810.00      810.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         35,900     499.00-    920.00      726.80
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Ground Bison - GRAIN FED - Case Ready ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            597,522     621.00-    768.00      695.52
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            31,982     680.00-    775.00      714.83
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen            706     800.00-    950.00      869.02
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         32,053     650.00-    827.00      794.25

BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT TO CONSUMER ($/LB) FROZEN
                                            Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye Steaks                                16.29-     39.95       27.19
Filet Mignon                                 39.95-     41.49       40.72
New York Strip                               17.99-     28.38       24.98
Flat Iron                                    14.99-     14.99       14.99
Flank Steak                                  15.49-     18.95       17.46
Skirt Steak                                  14.95-     15.95       15.28
Chuck Roast                                  11.99-     13.32       12.42
Eye of Round Roast                           12.99-     13.66       13.30
Top Sirloin                                  12.49-     24.95       17.51
Sirloin Tip                                  11.90-     15.79       13.50
Brisket                                      11.49-     14.54       12.69
Ribs                                          8.49-     12.32       10.74
Prime Rib                                    26.95-     38.37       34.15
Tenderloin                                   41.49-     60.00       50.75
Stew Meat                                    11.49-     15.95       14.46
Jerky                                        34.49-     43.80       40.70
Hearts                                        6.95-      9.99        8.47
Livers                                        7.45-     10.19        9.21
Tongues                                       8.54-     10.99        9.77
Hot Dogs                                     13.49-     14.95       14.22
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     10.69-     14.70       12.77
Ground Bison (Patties)                       11.39-     15.95       13.54

Canadian Fresh Chilled Bsion Meat Imports into U.S.
                              Jan-18     Jan-17     2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   95,901     110,231    233,029     347,228
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   10,141       661      235,895     203,707
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
*Animals under the age of 30 months are classified as young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
NW_LS526
Des Moines, IA     Fri,Dec 14,2018     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of November
Looking back at the November reporting period Federally Inspected Bison was
35% higher, partially due to the longer proccessing month. Canadian Bison
Imports were  16% higher. Grain fed Carcass and Wholesale prices overall
trended steady to higher. While the volume of grain fed carcass and
wholesale weights trended lower
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for November:                Head
inspected)       Bison
W/E 11/03/18     1,027                 Slaughter Male                 438
W/E 11/10/18     1,078                 Slaughter Female               433
W/E 11/17/18     1,068                 Feeder Male                    415
W/E 11/24/18      994                  Feeder Female                  307
W/E 12/1/18       893                  Total                        1,593
Total            5,060                 Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses - GRAIN FED - ($/Cwt) FOB Plant Basis
              Avg Carc Wt           Hd      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
*Young Bulls -         670        1,348     474.00-    550.00      486.60
*Young Heifers -       559        1,302     455.00-    550.00      469.44
*Aged Bulls -          895           54     375.00-    410.00      400.74
*Aged Cows -           561          463     375.00-    450.00      395.74
Total                             3,167

Bison Meat - GRAIN FED - Wholesale ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye, Lip-on Fresh             32,558   1,250.00-  1,630.00    1,403.61
Ribeye, Lip-on Frozen             3,329   1,050.00-  1,450.00    1,208.50
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             51,251     620.00-    885.00      655.10
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             2,188     680.00-    998.00      870.76
Top Round Fresh                               0.00-      0.00
Top Round Frozen                 10,720     773.00-    968.00      797.04
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,652     700.00-    850.00      762.32
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             1,961     750.00-    968.00      853.54
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        4,432     675.00-    862.00      737.30
Flats, Outside Round Frozen         249     710.00-    950.00      760.96
Eye of Round Fresh                4,339     675.00-    840.00      772.24
Eye of Round Frozen                 819     800.00-    858.00      843.09
Strip Loin Fresh                 24,849     950.00-  1,450.00    1,085.06
Strip Loin Frozen                 2,077     825.00-    975.00      899.25
Top Sirloin Fresh                 8,656     700.00-  1,124.00      900.93
Top Sirloin Frozen                  158     900.00-    900.00      900.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 15,218   1,800.00-  2,632.00    2,337.95
Tenderloin Frozen                 2,333   1,600.00-  3,071.00    2,319.64
Hearts                            2,265     300.00-    311.00      310.75
Livers                            7,654     210.00-    300.00      298.74
Tongues                             239     310.00-    655.00      502.87
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        17,349     525.00-    700.00      608.19
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen        8,716     620.00-    660.00      645.61
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       43,492     634.00-    830.00      715.79
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             51,626     600.00-    750.00      636.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen                         0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh                240     825.00-    825.00      825.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           108,446     655.00-  1,097.00      745.82
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             396     810.00-    810.00      810.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         41,413     675.00-  1,018.00      758.34
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Ground Bison - GRAIN FED - Case Ready ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            652,566     625.00-    750.00      700.01
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            36,750     700.00-    775.00      717.99
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          5,106     800.00-    950.00      889.99
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         34,819     650.00-    788.00      770.92

BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT TO CONSUMER ($/LB) FROZEN
                                            Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye Steaks                                19.49-     39.95       31.67
Filet Mignon                                 39.95-     49.86       44.91
New York Strip                               26.60-     29.28       27.85
Flat Iron                                    14.99-     20.49       17.74
Flank Steak                                  15.95-     18.95       17.62
Skirt Steak                                  13.95-     18.95       15.95
Chuck Roast                                  11.99-     13.58       12.58
Eye of Round Roast                           12.99-     13.74       13.24
Top Sirloin                                  23.88-     37.95       31.26
Sirloin Tip                                  12.99-     13.83       13.37
Brisket                                      11.49-     13.50       12.38
Ribs                                          8.49-     12.32       10.41
Prime Rib                                    26.95-     41.83       36.78
Tenderloin                                   39.95-     59.99       48.69
Stew Meat                                    11.49-     14.99       13.24
Jerky                                        37.50-     43.80       41.23
Hearts                                        6.95-      9.99        8.47
Livers                                        7.45-      9.99        8.72
Tongues                                       7.48-     10.99        9.23
Hot Dogs                                     13.49-     17.50       15.50
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     10.69-     14.95       12.48
Ground Bison (Patties)                       11.39-     15.95       13.36

Canadian Fresh Chilled Bsion Meat Imports into U.S.
                              Jan-18     Jan-17     2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   95,901     110,231    233,029     347,228
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   10,141       661      235,895     148,592
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
*Animals under the age of 30 months are classified as young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA 
NW_LS526   ***Correction to Bison Carcass Price Range***
Des Moines, IA     Wed,Nov 21,2018     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of October
Looking back at the October reporting period Canadian Bison Imports were
25% lower. Grain fed Carcass and Wholesale prices overall trended lower.
While the volume of grain fed carcass and wholesale weights trended steady
to higher on the majority of items.
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for October:                 Head
inspected)       Bison
W/E 10/06/18      913                  Slaughter Male               1,009
W/E 10/13/18      884                  Slaughter Female               301
W/E 10/20/18      952                  Feeder Male                      0
W/E 10/27/18      990                  Feeder Female                   59
                                       Total                        1,369
Total            3,739                 Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses - GRAIN FED - ($/Cwt) FOB Plant Basis
              Avg Carc Wt           Hd      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
*Young Bulls -         618        1,875     460.00-    550.00      481.13
*Young Heifers -       528        2,103     445.00-    550.00      464.49
*Aged Bulls -          818           38     400.00-    420.00      408.68
*Aged Cows -           502          113     390.00-    450.00      405.13
Total                             4,129
Bison Meat - GRAIN FED - Wholesale ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye, Lip-on Fresh             47,188   1,200.00-  1,575.00    1,308.97
Ribeye, Lip-on Frozen             3,906   1,100.00-  1,200.00    1,150.00
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             86,887     620.00-    800.00      686.20
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             2,334     670.00-    710.00      695.00
Top Round Fresh                  21,639     700.00-    720.00      702.25
Top Round Frozen                    208     820.00-    820.00      820.00
Peeled Knuckle Fresh             20,423     700.00-    850.00      703.95
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             1,864     680.00-    710.00      699.99
Flats, Outside Round Fresh       22,181     700.00-    818.00      714.26
Flats, Outside Round Frozen         710     690.00-    710.00      704.99
Eye of Round Fresh               10,263     675.00-    875.00      715.15
Eye of Round Frozen                           0.00-      0.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 30,619     950.00-  1,450.00    1,150.28
Strip Loin Frozen                   980     850.00-    920.00      899.97
Top Sirloin Fresh                20,795     700.00-    954.00      729.31
Top Sirloin Frozen                  350     900.00-    900.00      900.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 21,391   1,700.00-  2,400.00    1,957.10
Tenderloin Frozen                16,861   1,500.00-  2,300.00    1,687.40
Hearts                            3,234     312.00-    500.00      343.26
Livers                            5,203     200.00-    293.00      248.80
Tongues                             157     300.00-    350.00      310.19
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        47,189     525.00-    700.00      599.76
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen                    0.00-      0.00
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen                    0.00-      0.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             45,890     600.00-    750.00      629.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen                         0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh                          0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            19,050     743.00-    743.00      743.00
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh                       0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         11,179     766.00-    766.00      766.00
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Ground Bison - GRAIN FED - Case Ready ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            627,118     625.00-    750.00      698.50
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            31,838     700.00-    775.00      716.00
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          4,866     800.00-    950.00      802.03
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         21,719     650.00-    780.00      734.99
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT TO CONSUMER ($/LB) FROZEN
                                            Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye Steaks                                19.49-     39.95       31.75
Filet Mignon                                 39.95-     49.86       44.91
New York Strip                               17.99-     29.28       25.88
Flat Iron                                    14.99-     20.49       17.74
Flank Steak                                  15.49-     18.95       17.09
Skirt Steak                                  13.95-     18.95       15.95
Chuck Roast                                  11.99-     13.58       12.65
Eye of Round Roast                           12.99-     13.74       13.24
Top Sirloin                                  23.88-     37.95       29.68
Sirloin Tip                                  12.99-     14.00       13.52
Brisket                                      11.49-     14.53       12.92
Ribs                                          8.49-     13.32       11.38
Prime Rib                                    26.95-     41.83       37.31
Tenderloin                                   39.95-     59.99       48.80
Stew Meat                                    11.49-     14.99       13.48
Jerky                                        34.99-     43.80       39.67
Hearts                                        6.95-      9.99        8.47
Livers                                        7.45-     12.95       10.13
Tongues                                       7.48-     10.99        9.23
Hot Dogs                                     13.49-     17.50       15.31
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     10.69-     14.95       12.58
Ground Bison (Patties)                       11.39-     15.95       13.43
Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                              Jan-18     Jan-17     2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   95,901     110,231    233,029     347,228
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   10,141       661      235,895     148,592
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
*Animals under the age of 30 months are classified as young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
NW_LS526
Des Moines, IA     Tue,Nov 13,2018     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of October
Looking back at the October reporting period Canadian Bison Imports were
25% lower. Grain fed Carcass and Wholesale prices overall trended lower.
While the volume of grain fed carcass and wholesale weights trended steady
to higher on the majority of items.
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for October:                 Head
inspected)       Bison
W/E 10/06/18      913                  Slaughter Male               1,009
W/E 10/13/18      884                  Slaughter Female               301
W/E 10/20/18      952                  Feeder Male                      0
W/E 10/27/18      990                  Feeder Female                   59
                                       Total                        1,369
Total            3,739                 Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses - GRAIN FED - ($/Cwt) FOB Plant Basis
              Avg Carc Wt           Hd      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
*Young Bulls -         618        1,875     400.00-    550.00      479.69
*Young Heifers -       528        2,103     390.00-    550.00      464.02
*Aged Bulls -          818           38     400.00-    420.00      408.68
*Aged Cows -           502          113     390.00-    450.00      405.13
Total                             4,129
Bison Meat - GRAIN FED - Wholesale ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye, Lip-on Fresh             47,188   1,200.00-  1,575.00    1,308.97
Ribeye, Lip-on Frozen             3,906   1,100.00-  1,200.00    1,150.00
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             86,887     620.00-    800.00      686.20
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             2,334     670.00-    710.00      695.00
Top Round Fresh                  21,639     700.00-    720.00      702.25
Top Round Frozen                    208     820.00-    820.00      820.00
Peeled Knuckle Fresh             20,423     700.00-    850.00      703.95
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             1,864     680.00-    710.00      699.99
Flats, Outside Round Fresh       22,181     700.00-    818.00      714.26
Flats, Outside Round Frozen         710     690.00-    710.00      704.99
Eye of Round Fresh               10,263     675.00-    875.00      715.15
Eye of Round Frozen                           0.00-      0.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 30,619     950.00-  1,450.00    1,150.28
Strip Loin Frozen                   980     850.00-    920.00      899.97
Top Sirloin Fresh                20,795     700.00-    954.00      729.31
Top Sirloin Frozen                  350     900.00-    900.00      900.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 21,391   1,700.00-  2,400.00    1,957.10
Tenderloin Frozen                16,861   1,500.00-  2,300.00    1,687.40
Hearts                            3,234     312.00-    500.00      343.26
Livers                            5,203     200.00-    293.00      248.80
Tongues                             157     300.00-    350.00      310.19
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        47,189     525.00-    700.00      599.76
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen                    0.00-      0.00
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen                    0.00-      0.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             45,890     600.00-    750.00      629.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen                         0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh                          0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            19,050     743.00-    743.00      743.00
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh                       0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         11,179     766.00-    766.00      766.00
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Ground Bison - GRAIN FED - Case Ready ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            627,118     625.00-    750.00      698.50
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            31,838     700.00-    775.00      716.00
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          4,866     800.00-    950.00      802.03
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         21,719     650.00-    780.00      734.99
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT TO CONSUMER ($/LB) FROZEN
                                            Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye Steaks                                19.49-     39.95       31.75
Filet Mignon                                 39.95-     49.86       44.91
New York Strip                               17.99-     29.28       25.88
Flat Iron                                    14.99-     20.49       17.74
Flank Steak                                  15.49-     18.95       17.09
Skirt Steak                                  13.95-     18.95       15.95
Chuck Roast                                  11.99-     13.58       12.65
Eye of Round Roast                           12.99-     13.74       13.24
Top Sirloin                                  23.88-     37.95       29.68
Sirloin Tip                                  12.99-     14.00       13.52
Brisket                                      11.49-     14.53       12.92
Ribs                                          8.49-     13.32       11.38
Prime Rib                                    26.95-     41.83       37.31
Tenderloin                                   39.95-     59.99       48.80
Stew Meat                                    11.49-     14.99       13.48
Jerky                                        34.99-     43.80       39.67
Hearts                                        6.95-      9.99        8.47
Livers                                        7.45-     12.95       10.13
Tongues                                       7.48-     10.99        9.23
Hot Dogs                                     13.49-     17.50       15.31
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     10.69-     14.95       12.58
Ground Bison (Patties)                       11.39-     15.95       13.43
Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                              Jan-18     Jan-17     2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   95,901     110,231    233,029     347,228
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   10,141       661      235,895     148,592
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
*Animals under the age of 30 months are classified as young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA 
NW_LS526
Des Moines, IA     Thu,Oct 18,2018     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of September
Looking back at the September reporting period Animals Slaughtered in
Federally Inspected plants was 28% lower than in August. Young Heifers and
Aged bulls were also lower by 41% and 48% respectively, followed by Aged
Cows at 91% lower.The drop in Aged Cows and Bulls could be due to
ranchers starting their roundups and holding off on culling the older
animals until then. Some producers may be backed up on inventory, which
could have explained the drop in Young Heifers bought. Prices remained
mostly steady for Trimmings and ground wholesale meat, but volume was
lacking when compared to August, signaling the end of summer and grilling
season.
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for September:               Head
inspected)       Bison
W/E 9/08/18       796                  Slaughter Male               1,136
W/E 9/15/18       982                  Slaughter Female               469
W/E 9/22/18       841                  Feeder Male                    229
W/E 8/29/18       863                  Feeder Female                    0
                                       Total                        1,834
Total            3,482                 Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses - GRAIN FED - ($/Cwt) FOB Plant Basis
              Avg Carc Wt           Hd      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
*Young Bulls -         636        2,190     475.00-    550.00      487.11
*Young Heifers -       560          588     455.00-    550.00      479.72
*Aged Bulls -          826           54     400.00-    410.00      401.67
*Aged Cows -           552           20     410.00-    450.00      425.25
Total                             2,852
Bison Meat - GRAIN FED - Wholesale ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye, Lip-on Fresh             23,659   1,300.00-  1,858.00    1,374.53
Ribeye, Lip-on Frozen             2,156   1,100.00-  1,450.00    1,196.65
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             45,923     620.00-    885.00      694.10
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             2,105     800.00-  1,025.00      849.92
Top Round Fresh                               0.00-      0.00
Top Round Frozen                  7,119     835.00-    890.00      855.30
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,089     675.00-    875.00      766.27
Peeled Knuckle Frozen               346     700.00-    850.00      833.07
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        1,747     800.00-    825.00      823.28
Flats, Outside Round Frozen         301     800.00-    900.00      864.90
Eye of Round Fresh                2,619     675.00-    805.00      775.65
Eye of Round Frozen                 725     800.00-    845.00      823.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 17,882     979.00-  1,550.00    1,165.73
Strip Loin Frozen                 1,091     795.00-  1,000.00      958.87
Top Sirloin Fresh                 7,535     700.00-    995.00      829.51
Top Sirloin Frozen                  177     795.00-    880.00      879.52
Tenderloin Fresh                 15,889   1,800.00-  2,964.00    2,108.54
Tenderloin Frozen                31,586   1,720.00-  2,200.00    1,972.43
Hearts                            3,189     325.00-    500.00      350.75
Livers                            9,738     200.00-    315.00      274.73
Tongues                             241     488.00-    530.00      509.00
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        78,054     600.00-    750.00      623.00
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       30,368     651.00-    651.00      651.00
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       54,411     582.00-    825.00      709.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             42,206     600.00-    750.00      638.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen                         0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh                240     805.00-    805.00      805.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            70,522     700.00-  1,096.00      785.59
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             253     800.00-    800.00      800.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         27,818     646.00-    973.00      780.51
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Ground Bison - GRAIN FED - Case Ready ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            599,567     625.00-    750.00      707.03
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            20,246     700.00-    775.00      739.00
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen         57,404     795.00-    975.00      798.91
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         10,634     650.00-    780.00      728.00
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT TO CONSUMER ($/LB) FROZEN
                                            Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye Steaks                                19.49-     39.95       32.93
Filet Mignon                                 36.75-     39.95       38.35
New York Strip                               17.99-     28.57       25.03
Flat Iron                                    13.50-     14.99       14.25
Flank Steak                                  15.49-     31.92       21.08
Skirt Steak                                  12.95-     18.95       15.28
Chuck Roast                                  11.99-     13.72       12.65
Eye of Round Roast                           12.99-     13.66       13.33
Top Sirloin                                  24.95-     31.95       28.45
Sirloin Tip                                  12.99-     13.83       13.42
Brisket                                      11.49-     14.54       12.92
Ribs                                          0.00-      0.00   #DIV/0!
Prime Rib                                    37.51-     39.98       38.75
Tenderloin                                   41.49-     60.00       51.61
Stew Meat                                    11.49-     14.99       13.85
Jerky                                        10.95-     43.80       31.69
Hearts                                        7.50-      9.99        8.75
Livers                                        8.25-      9.99        9.12
Tongues                                       6.99-     10.99        8.99
Hot Dogs                                     14.95-     17.50       16.23
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     10.69-     14.95       12.84
Ground Bison (Patties)                       11.39-     15.95       13.42
Canadian Fresh Chilled Bsion Meat Imports into U.S.
                              Jan-18     Jan-17     2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   95,901     110,231    233,029     347,228
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   10,141       661      235,895     148,592
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
NW_LS526
Des Moines, IA     Fri,Sep 14,2018     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of August
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for August:                  Head
inspected)       Bison
W/E 8/04/18      1,076                 Slaughter Male                 963
W/E 8/11/18       944                  Slaughter Female               468
W/E 8/18/18       942                  Feeder Male                     73
W/E 8/25/18       862                  Feeder Female                    0
W/E 09/01/18     1,005                 Total                        1,504
Total            4,829                 Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses - GRAIN FED - ($/Cwt) FOB Plant Basis
              Avg Carc Wt           Hd      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
*Young Bulls -         624        2,060     475.00-    550.00      482.59
*Young Heifers -       556          989     455.00-    550.00      476.64
*Aged Bulls -          733          104     400.00-    420.00      414.90
*Aged Cows -           473          235     390.00-    425.00      394.15
Total                             3,388

Bison Meat - GRAIN FED - Wholesale ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye, Lip-on Fresh             32,661   1,300.00-  1,857.00    1,394.15
Ribeye, Lip-on Frozen             4,923     875.00-  1,400.00    1,331.51
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             51,711     620.00-    875.00      692.01
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             1,335     820.00-    995.00      854.15
Top Round Fresh                   5,532     768.00-    768.00      768.00
Top Round Frozen                  5,769     782.00-    895.00      836.98
Peeled Knuckle Fresh                873     700.00-    850.00      757.03
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             3,467     675.00-    870.00      787.71
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        2,274     800.00-    825.00      820.26
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       2,318     835.00-    865.00      848.18
Eye of Round Fresh                2,283     675.00-    875.00      777.53
Eye of Round Frozen                 642     804.00-    880.00      804.17
Strip Loin Fresh                 18,163     920.00-  1,550.00    1,214.03
Strip Loin Frozen                 1,813     895.00-  1,156.00    1,035.14
Top Sirloin Fresh                 7,282     700.00-  1,060.00      834.57
Top Sirloin Frozen                  227     920.00-    920.00      920.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 14,147   1,700.00-  2,908.00    2,103.54
Tenderloin Frozen                 4,289   1,600.00-  1,900.00    1,812.69
Hearts                            5,731     329.00-    500.00      348.36
Livers                           14,075     200.00-    298.00      255.95
Tongues                             601     440.00-    560.00      511.05
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        48,357     600.00-    750.00      644.85
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       21,115     710.00-    925.00      886.71
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       58,192     580.00-    905.00      711.92
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             49,418     600.00-    750.00      638.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen                         0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh                458     805.00-    974.00      847.19
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           150,624     700.00-  1,073.00      763.05
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             510     780.00-    932.00      816.16
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         79,081     655.00-  1,008.00      758.99
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Ground Bison - GRAIN FED - Case Ready ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            696,643     625.00-    750.00      703.06
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            30,580     700.00-    800.00      728.01
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          1,450     825.00-    975.00      879.03
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         36,287     650.00-    810.00      784.04

BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT TO CONSUMER ($/LB) FROZEN
                                            Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye Steaks                                19.49-     48.00       33.36
Filet Mignon                                 39.95-     49.35       44.48
New York Strip                               12.50-     26.95       21.08
Flat Iron                                    14.99-     30.00       22.50
Flank Steak                                  15.49-     17.95       16.72
Skirt Steak                                  12.95-     20.00       16.48
Chuck Roast                                  11.99-     13.32       12.69
Eye of Round Roast                           12.80-     12.99       12.89
Top Sirloin                                  12.99-     42.00       24.69
Sirloin Tip                                  11.91-     13.83       13.12
Brisket                                      11.49-     16.66       14.08
Ribs                                          8.49-     10.12        9.31
Prime Rib                                    26.95-     39.98       33.47
Tenderloin                                   39.95-     65.86       50.07
Stew Meat                                    11.49-     15.95       14.20
Jerky                                        34.49-     43.80       39.15
Hearts                                        6.95-      9.99        8.47
Livers                                        7.45-     20.38       13.92
Tongues                                       8.54-     10.99        9.77
Hot Dogs                                     13.49-     15.36       14.60
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     10.79-     14.95       13.00
Ground Bison (Patties)                       11.39-     14.83       13.29

Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                              Jan-18     Jan-17     2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   95,901     110,231    233,029     347,228
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   10,141       661      235,895     148,592
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
NW_LS526
Des Moines, IA     Fri,Aug 17,2018     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of July
Summer is in full swing with prices and weights remaining mostly steady.
Canadian Bison Imports were down 15 percent when compared to the previous
report.
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for July:                    Head
inspected)       Bison
W/E 7/07/18       822                  Slaughter Male                 961
W/E 7/14/18      1,189                 Slaughter Female               332
W/E 7/21/18      1,141                 Feeder Male                     73
W/E 7/28/18      1,070                 Feeder Female                    0
                                       Total                        1,366
Total            4,222                 Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses - GRAIN FED - ($/Cwt) FOB Plant Basis
              Avg Carc Wt           Hd      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
*Young Bulls -         692        2,310     475.00-    550.00      485.10
*Young Heifers -       575          547     455.00-    550.00      479.08
*Aged Bulls -          1006         120     400.00-    420.00      409.58
*Aged Cows -           547          149     390.00-    450.00      397.52
Total                             3,126
Bison Meat - GRAIN FED - Wholesale ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye, Lip-on Fresh             35,766   1,300.00-  1,857.00    1,403.34
Ribeye, Lip-on Frozen             3,132   1,125.00-  1,525.00    1,456.87
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             50,077     620.00-    871.00      695.21
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             1,414     830.00-    870.00      854.99
Top Round Fresh                   5,951     779.00-    779.00      779.00
Top Round Frozen                  7,774     815.00-    925.00      861.57
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,151     700.00-    850.00      767.01
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             1,979     800.00-    870.00      832.64
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        1,868     675.00-    860.00      695.36
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       3,316     835.00-    890.00      839.46
Eye of Round Fresh                2,514     675.00-    875.00      789.02
Eye of Round Frozen               1,848     800.00-    852.00      832.99
Strip Loin Fresh                 19,341     950.00-  1,550.00    1,208.48
Strip Loin Frozen                 1,708     950.00-  1,175.00    1,030.19
Top Sirloin Fresh                 8,088     700.00-    965.00      804.51
Top Sirloin Frozen                  345     925.00-    925.00      925.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 13,625   1,795.00-  2,150.00    2,009.18
Tenderloin Frozen                11,974   1,800.00-  2,417.00    1,943.66
Hearts                            3,586     318.00-    400.00      350.21
Livers                           10,775     200.00-    299.00      267.95
Tongues                             392     490.00-    530.00      505.03
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh       140,623     600.00-    750.00      680.92
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen                    0.00-      0.00
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       48,346     645.00-    825.00      711.95
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             49,190     600.00-    750.00      640.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen                         0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh                          0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           129,490     722.00-  1,024.00      779.09
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             327     780.00-    780.00      780.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         86,088     760.00-    930.00      778.14
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Ground Bison - GRAIN FED - Case Ready ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            599,061     625.00-    750.00      706.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            30,750     700.00-    840.00      739.95
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          3,242     825.00-    975.00      865.02
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         62,843     650.00-    845.00      776.49
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT TO CONSUMER ($/LB) FROZEN
                                            Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye Steaks                                19.46-     48.00       31.37
Filet Mignon                                 39.95-     52.03       45.99
New York Strip                               12.50-     26.95       20.31
Flat Iron                                    14.99-     30.00       22.50
Flank Steak                                  15.49-     17.95       16.72
Skirt Steak                                  12.95-     20.00       15.30
Chuck Roast                                  11.99-     13.32       12.64
Eye of Round Roast                           12.80-     13.33       13.04
Top Sirloin                                  12.99-     42.00       24.75
Sirloin Tip                                  11.91-     13.83       13.06
Brisket                                      11.49-     16.66       14.08
Ribs                                          8.49-     12.36       10.32
Prime Rib                                    26.95-     39.98       35.10
Tenderloin                                   39.95-     65.86       49.90
Stew Meat                                    11.49-     15.95       14.17
Jerky                                        34.49-     43.80       39.15
Hearts                                        6.95-      9.99        8.47
Livers                                        7.45-     20.38       12.61
Tongues                                       8.54-     10.99        9.77
Hot Dogs                                     13.49-     15.99       14.95
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     10.79-     14.95       12.96
Ground Bison (Patties)                       11.39-     14.83       13.31
Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                              Jan-18     Jan-17     2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   95,901     110,231    233,029     347,228
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   10,141       661      235,895     148,592
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
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MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of June Bison prices trended steady to mostly higher overall. 
Aged Bulls and Cow carcass's numbers were 30% lower than the month of May.
Overall the Bison market is steady with a steady to firm undertone leading
into the summer months. 
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for June:                    Head
inspected)       Bison
W/E 6/02/18       849                  Slaughter Male                 964
W/E 6/09/18      1,182                 Slaughter Female               302
W/E 6/16/18      1,231                 Feeder Male                    189
W/E 6/23/18      1,136                 Feeder Female                  161
W/E 6/30/18      1,229                 Total                        1,616
Total            5,627                 Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses - GRAIN FED - ($/Cwt) FOB Plant Basis
              Avg Carc Wt           Hd      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
*Young Bulls -         651        1,613     475.00-    550.00      489.69
*Young Heifers -       546        1,370     455.00-    550.00      471.90
*Aged Bulls -          733           90     410.00-    420.00      411.00
*Aged Cows -           526          296     390.00-    450.00      391.22
Total                             3,369
Bison Meat - GRAIN FED - Wholesale ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye, Lip-on Fresh             35,694   1,300.00-  1,856.00    1,460.71
Ribeye, Lip-on Frozen             3,872   1,350.00-  1,500.00    1,426.67
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             60,698     620.00-    871.00      715.34
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             2,256     820.00-    895.00      845.61
Top Round Fresh                   2,243     753.00-    753.00      753.00
Top Round Frozen                  2,535     825.00-    880.00      839.24
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,303     700.00-    850.00      775.00
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             2,265     800.00-    870.00      826.39
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        2,429     675.00-    826.00      803.43
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       2,619     825.00-    825.00      825.00
Eye of Round Fresh                2,674     675.00-    875.00      798.34
Eye of Round Frozen               6,232     782.00-    904.00      843.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 18,782   1,150.00-  1,550.00    1,347.75
Strip Loin Frozen                 5,995     850.00-  1,300.00    1,090.47
Top Sirloin Fresh                16,270     700.00-    985.00      802.20
Top Sirloin Frozen                  348     920.00-    920.00      920.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 16,941   1,700.00-  3,125.00    2,124.22
Tenderloin Frozen                 3,598   1,700.00-  1,995.00    1,827.78
Hearts                            2,420     292.00-    400.00      360.88
Livers                           14,120     200.00-    299.00      254.72
Tongues                             442     390.00-    530.00      486.84
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        41,162     600.00-    750.00      684.54
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       12,406     680.00-    750.00      703.41
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       79,411     636.00-    825.00      732.14
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             48,948     600.00-    750.00      675.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen                         0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh                          0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            91,088     703.00-  1,023.00      760.67
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             652     765.00-    780.00      772.50
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         80,756     697.00-    981.00      773.68
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Ground Bison - GRAIN FED - Case Ready ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            703,163     625.00-    750.00      690.17
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            37,296     700.00-    775.00      737.50
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          9,984     825.00-    975.00      900.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         50,596     650.00-    820.00      773.78
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT TO CONSUMER ($/LB) FROZEN
                                            Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye Steaks                                19.49-     51.54       36.47
Filet Mignon                                 39.95-     67.00       52.85
New York Strip                               17.99-     44.80       33.73
Flat Iron                                    14.99-     30.00       22.50
Flank Steak                                  15.49-     27.00       20.11
Skirt Steak                                  12.95-     23.00       17.98
Chuck Roast                                  11.99-     18.50       14.59
Eye of Round Roast                           11.99-     12.99       12.49
Top Sirloin                                  19.99-     39.53       28.43
Sirloin Tip                                  10.66-     19.75       14.15
Brisket                                      11.20-     13.17       11.84
Ribs                                          8.49-     19.60       12.38
Prime Rib                                    30.63-     37.35       33.65
Tenderloin                                   39.95-     50.00       43.23
Stew Meat                                    11.49-     15.95       14.04
Jerky                                        34.49-     70.67       53.35
Hearts                                        8.46-     13.00       10.06
Livers                                        9.99-     20.38       14.06
Tongues                                       5.00-     10.89        8.00
Hot Dogs                                     13.49-     17.50       15.89
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     10.39-     18.21       13.81
Ground Bison (Patties)                       11.39-     18.21       14.39
Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                              Jan-18     Jan-17     2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   95,901     110,231    233,029     347,228
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   10,141       661      235,895     148,592
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
*Animals under the age of 30 months are classified as young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of May
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Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for May:                     Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 5/5/18       1079                  :Slaughter Male                701
W/E 5/12/18      1047                  :Slaughter Female              301
W/E 5/19/19      1130                  :Feeder Male                    97
W/E 5/26/19      1030                  :Feeder Female                  45
                                       :Total                        1144
Total            4,286                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
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Bison Carcasses: Compared to April Report:     Bison carcass prices, regardless
of age or sex, remained steady, with the exception of aged bulls which trended
$11.00 higher. Total number of head reported remained mostly steady except
aged bulls, which reported 62 bulls lower than the previous month Canadian
Imports into the U.S. decreased by  21%.
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Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
**Young Bull            645       1,347     475.00-    550.00      489.88
**Young Heif            542       1,228     455.00-    550.00      468.65
**Aged Bulls            689         133     400.00-    420.00      409.47
**Aged Cows             532         437     390.00-    450.00      401.40
Total                             3,145
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Bison Meat: Compared to April report:    Prices for whole muscle cuts and
grinds were in a full range.  However, total weight reported remained mostly
steady.  Processors saw an increase in demand due to the approaching summer
grilling season.
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BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             36,596   1,356.00-  1,475.00    1,375.42
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             55,305     674.00-    845.00      679.72
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen
Top Round Fresh
Top Round Frozen
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,407     726.00-    760.00      759.08
Peeled Knuckle Frozen
Flats, Outside Round Fresh       23,726     730.00-    826.00      735.96
Flats, Outside Round Frozen
Eye of Round Fresh
Eye of Round Frozen
Strip Loin Fresh                 18,464   1,133.00-  1,520.00    1,168.01
Strip Loin Frozen
Top Sirloin Fresh                11,152     773.00-    920.00      780.12
Top Sirloin Frozen
Tenderloin Fresh                 11,905   1,850.00-  2,075.00    2,033.84
Tenderloin Frozen
Hearts                            2,896     327.00-    390.00      330.99
Livers                            4,816     215.00-    355.00      341.68
Tongues
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       34,317     636.00-    760.00      657.14
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           111,419     730.00-    760.00      747.11
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         55,476     722.00-    765.00      755.88
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GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg -- ---
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            706,284     713.00-    723.00      713.88
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         39,888     789.00-    820.00      789.87
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BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg -----
Ribeye Steaks                                19.49-     51.54       31.12
Filet Mignon                                 32.89-     67.00       46.36
New York Strip                               14.46-     44.80       29.83
Flat Iron                                    10.95-     30.00       13.68
Flank Steak                                  11.94-     27.00       15.11
Skirt Steak                                  11.99-     23.00       16.53
Chuck Roast                                   9.75-     18.50       13.29
Eye of Round Roast                            9.99-     12.99       12.20
Top Sirloin                                  15.78-     39.53       25.95
Sirloin Tip                                  10.66-     19.75       13.58
Brisket                                       9.03-     16.66       13.55
Ribs                                          7.00-     19.60       12.21
Prime Rib                                    17.78-     37.35       33.11
Tenderloin                                   27.00-     50.00       42.93
Stew Meat                                     8.57-     15.99       13.20
Jerky                                        34.49-     70.67       52.72
Hearts                                        4.00-     13.00        8.34
Livers                                        4.00-     20.38        9.61
Tongues                                       4.00-     10.90        7.67
Hot Dogs                                     11.91-     17.91       15.73
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      8.69-     18.21       12.93
Ground Bison (Patties)                        8.80-     18.20       13.61
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**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
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      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
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                             Mar 2018   Mar 2017    2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   95,901     110,231    233,029     347,228
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   10,141       661      235,895     148,592
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
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Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
        
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MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of April
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Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for April:                   Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 4/7/18       1014                  :Slaughter Male                783
W/E 4/14/18      1004                  :Slaughter Female              478
W/E 4/21/18       935                  :Feeder Male                   140
W/E 4/28/18      1039                  :Feeder Female                  45
                                       :Total                        1446
Total            3,992                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
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Bison Carcasses: Compared to March Report:     Bison carcass prices, regardless
of age or sex, remained steady, with the exception of aged bulls which trended
$10.00 lower. Total number of head reported decreased slightly due to April
being a 4 week month, while March was a 5 week month. compared to last month.
Canadian Imports into the U.S. decreased by  8%.
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Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
**Young Bull            605       1,299     475.00-    550.00      492.86
**Young Heif            545       1,226     455.00-    550.00      471.57
**Aged Bulls            940         195     390.00-    705.00      398.08
**Aged Cows             591          94     410.00-    450.00      414.52
Total                             2,814
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Bison Meat: Compared to March report:    Prices for whole muscle cuts and
grinds were in a full range.  However, total weight reported remained steady
to decreased for all cuts as a result of decreased head reported.  Processors
saw an increase in demand due to the approaching summer grilling season.
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BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             27,948   1,336.00-  1,475.00    1,347.64
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             1,701   1,450.00-  1,450.00    1,450.00
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             40,522     678.00-    850.00      684.38
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             1,494   1,494.00-  1,494.00      850.00
Top Round Fresh                   4,613     789.00-    789.00      789.00
Top Round Frozen                    213     875.00-    875.00      875.00
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,545     771.00-    785.00      771.76
Peeled Knuckle Frozen               618     870.00-    870.00      870.00
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        1,303     690.00-    690.00      690.00
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       1,772     865.00-    865.00      865.00
Eye of Round Fresh                3,106     742.00-    819.00      773.51
Eye of Round Frozen
Strip Loin Fresh                 11,769   1,305.00-  1,330.00    1,306.46
Strip Loin Frozen                   398   1,275.00-  1,275.00    1,275.00
Top Sirloin Fresh                 5,505     783.00-    868.00      796.12
Top Sirloin Frozen                  347     920.00-    920.00      920.00
Tenderloin Fresh                  9,816   1,805.00-  2,056.00    2,036.96
Tenderloin Frozen                 2,563   1,825.00-  1,825.00    1,825.00
Hearts                            2,210     319.00-    390.00      335.93
Livers                            9,469     215.00-    296.00      269.69
Tongues                              30     390.00-    390.00      390.00
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        42,423     602.00-    770.00      620.00
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen        4,956     765.00-    765.00      765.00
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       21,945     680.00-    735.00      729.40
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             48,972     646.00-    646.00      646.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            66,401     735.00-    810.00      757.76
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         34,224     766.00-    830.00      776.00
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GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg -- ---
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            544,790     715.00-    725.00      715.81
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          3,784     917.00-    917.00      917.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         21,607     739.00-    760.00      752.00
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BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg -----
Ribeye Steaks                                18.00-     52.40       31.12
Filet Mignon                                 20.99-     65.86       46.36
New York Strip                               14.46-     49.00       29.83
Flat Iron                                    10.95-     17.50       13.68
Flank Steak                                  11.94-     19.99       15.11
Skirt Steak                                  11.99-     28.99       16.53
Chuck Roast                                   9.95-     18.49       13.29
Eye of Round Roast                            9.95-     15.93       12.20
Top Sirloin                                  14.00-     42.00       25.95
Sirloin Tip                                  10.66-     20.00       13.58
Brisket                                       7.00-     23.95       13.55
Ribs                                          7.00-     19.59       12.21
Prime Rib                                    17.78-     43.31       33.11
Tenderloin                                   19.99-     64.00       42.93
Stew Meat                                     8.57-     18.50       13.20
Jerky                                        37.50-     71.93       52.72
Hearts                                        4.00-     13.90        8.34
Livers                                        4.00-     20.38        9.61
Tongues                                       4.00-     14.99        7.67
Hot Dogs                                     11.90-     19.50       15.73
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      8.69-     18.21       12.93
Ground Bison (Patties)                        8.72-     18.21       13.61
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**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
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      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
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                             Feb 2018   Feb 2017    2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   95,901     110,231    233,029     347,228
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   10,141       661      235,895     148,592
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
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Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of March
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Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for March:                   Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 3/3/18        957                  :Slaughter Male                498
W/E 3/10/18       993                  :Slaughter Female              514
W/E 3/17/18      1133                  :Feeder Male                   411
W/E 3/24/18      1039                  :Feeder Female                 151
W/E 3/31/18      1087                  :Total                        1574
Total            5,209                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
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Bison Carcasses: Compared to February Report:     Bison carcass prices, regardless
of age or sex, remained steady.  Total number of head reported increased, especially
Young Bulls in which the number of head reported this month increased by over 60%
compared to last month.  Canadian Imports into the U.S. increased by over 30%.
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Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
**Young Bulls -     698           2,488     475.00-    550.00      482.80
**Young Heifers -   564           1,190     420.00-    550.00      479.99
**Aged Bulls -      836             109     400.00-    425.00      409.63
**Aged Cows -       664             317     390.00-    450.00      397.03
Total                             4,104
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Bison Meat: Compared to February report:    Prices for whole muscle cuts and
grinds were in a full range.  However, total weight reported remained steady
or increased for all cuts as a result of increased head reported.  Processors
saw an increase in demand due to the approaching summer grilling season.
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BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             58,732   1,200.00-  1,921.00    1,367.36
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             1,819   1,450.00-  1,550.00    1,500.00
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             91,575     620.00-    895.00      725.98
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             2,393     825.00-    945.00      866.79
Top Round Fresh                  26,403     775.00-    781.00      776.64
Top Round Frozen                  6,482     800.00-    960.00      851.64
Peeled Knuckle Fresh             20,769     700.00-    850.00      774.62
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             3,185     820.00-    890.00      857.80
Flats, Outside Round Fresh       24,590     675.00-    825.00      773.69
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       3,249     825.00-    870.00      843.89
Eye of Round Fresh               14,213     675.00-    875.00      771.66
Eye of Round Frozen                 902     825.00-    835.00      830.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 37,805   1,150.00-  1,750.00    1,262.60
Strip Loin Frozen
Top Sirloin Fresh                18,975     700.00-    950.00      742.39
Top Sirloin Frozen
Tenderloin Fresh                 19,516   1,700.00-  2,597.00    2,010.10
Tenderloin Frozen                13,466   1,500.00-  2,050.00    1,538.70
Hearts                            8,943     170.00-    400.00      265.32
Livers                           13,578     150.00-    318.00      240.81
Tongues                           3,148     300.00-    549.00      352.67
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        45,294     600.00-    790.00      717.33
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen        4,920     760.00-    785.00      775.00
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       41,491     650.00-    850.00      712.98
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            230,284     600.00-    800.00      753.61
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           136,549     700.00-  1,058.00      760.77
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         81,539     499.00-    979.00      765.37
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GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg -- ---
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            620,688     625.00-    750.00      718.81
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             7,232     745.00-    895.00      801.91
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          3,560     825.00-    975.00      890.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         43,465     790.00-    840.00      790.66
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BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg -----
Ribeye Steaks                                18.87-     52.40       31.78
Filet Mignon                                 22.00-     70.40       48.70
New York Strip                               14.46-     49.00       30.35
Flat Iron                                    10.95-     25.90       15.55
Flank Steak                                  11.94-     19.99       15.15
Skirt Steak                                  11.99-     23.00       15.03
Chuck Roast                                   9.50-     18.49       12.83
Eye of Round Roast                            9.95-     15.93       12.14
Top Sirloin                                  14.00-     40.00       26.81
Sirloin Tip                                  10.66-     20.00       13.75
Brisket                                       8.75-     16.66       11.99
Ribs                                          6.99-     19.59       10.89
Prime Rib                                    17.78-     43.31       33.82
Tenderloin                                   27.50-     64.00       48.44
Stew Meat                                     8.57-     18.50       12.71
Jerky                                        38.99-     79.60       54.46
Hearts                                        4.00-     13.90        7.99
Livers                                        4.00-     20.38        9.82
Tongues                                       4.00-     10.99        7.24
Hot Dogs                                     11.90-     19.50       15.53
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      8.69-     18.21       12.71
Ground Bison (Patties)                        8.72-     18.21       13.17
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**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
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      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
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                             Feb 2018   Feb 2017    2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   69,005     181,661    137,128     236,997
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   2,205      39,242     225,753     147,930
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
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Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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NW_LS526 Des Moines, IA     Tue, Mar 13, 2018     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of February
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Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for February:                Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 2/3/18        899                  :Slaughter Male                270
W/E 2/10/18       870                  :Slaughter Female              464
W/E 2/17/18       926                  :Feeder Male                   276
W/E 2/24/18       958                  :Feeder Female                 166
                                       :Total                        1176
Total            3,653                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
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Bison Carcasses: Compared to January Report:     Prices for young bulls and
heifers was steady this month, while prices for aged bulls and cows was lower.
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally Inspected Plants was up over 10% and
Canadian Live Bison Imports into the US was down over 25%.
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Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
**Young Bulls -     689           1,554     475.00-    550.00      486.73
**Young Heifers -   567           1,112     455.00-    550.00      471.49
**Aged Bulls -      948              85     400.00-    450.00      417.41
**Aged Cows -       586             289     390.00-    450.00      400.43
Total                             3,040
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Bison Meat: Compared to January report:    Prices for Bison whole muscle cuts
and grinds this month ranged steady to lower.  Price ranges tended to be
slightly tighter on most items.  Total volume of product reported this month
remained generally steady, however fewer items were reported.
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BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             32,536   1,425.00-  1,890.00    1,470.18
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             1,714   1,225.00-  1,600.00    1,503.39
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             49,630     620.00-    860.00      699.46
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             2,185     800.00-    895.00      848.14
Top Round Fresh                   1,625                725.00      725.00
Top Round Frozen                  5,499     815.00-    890.00      837.07
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,544     700.00-    850.00      773.00
Peeled Knuckle Frozen               719     735.00-    932.00      842.44
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        1,209     675.00-    863.00      713.19
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       1,599     825.00-    870.00      845.87
Eye of Round Fresh                3,461     675.00-    875.00      761.13
Eye of Round Frozen
Strip Loin Fresh                 18,518   1,150.00-  1,750.00    1,299.04
Strip Loin Frozen                   422   1,225.00-  1,300.00    1,270.00
Top Sirloin Fresh                 4,346     700.00-    950.00      841.28
Top Sirloin Frozen
Tenderloin Fresh                 13,667   1,800.00-  2,790.00    2,151.36
Tenderloin Frozen                 4,784   1,600.00-  2,050.00    1,847.36
Hearts                            4,662     300.00-    410.00      342.66
Livers                           11,035     200.00-    325.00      252.38
Tongues                             466     400.00-    541.00      483.46
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh         9,304     600.00-    790.00      766.11
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen        4,199     760.00-    790.00      771.42
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       74,751     650.00-    850.00      727.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             47,880     600.00-    750.00      643.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           126,441     700.00-  1,057.00      758.88
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         49,385     650.00-    890.00      766.96
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GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg -- ---
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            584,571     625.00-    750.00      719.56
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             8,116     745.00-    895.00      794.43
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          3,600     825.00-    975.00      742.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         35,592     795.00-    840.00      795.95
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BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg -----
Ribeye Steaks                                18.00-     52.40       31.09
Filet Mignon                                 22.00-     67.00       47.80
New York Strip                               14.46-     48.92       28.52
Flat Iron                                    10.95-     16.50       13.48
Flank Steak                                  11.94-     27.00       15.94
Skirt Steak                                  11.99-     23.00       15.03
Chuck Roast                                   9.50-     18.71       13.19
Eye of Round Roast                            9.95-     15.93       12.21
Top Sirloin                                  14.00-     40.00       26.05
Sirloin Tip                                  10.66-     20.00       13.78
Brisket                                       8.75-     16.66       12.11
Ribs                                          6.99-     19.59       10.88
Prime Rib                                    17.78-     43.31       33.02
Tenderloin                                   27.50-     53.33       43.25
Stew Meat                                     8.57-     17.50       12.75
Jerky                                        37.50-     71.60       51.77
Hearts                                        5.00-     13.90        8.35
Livers                                        4.00-     20.38        9.69
Tongues                                       4.00-     10.99        7.20
Hot Dogs                                     11.90-     19.50       15.42
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      8.25-     18.21       12.59
Ground Bison (Patties)                        8.72-     18.21       13.17
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**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
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      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
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                             Jan 2018   Jan 2017    2018 YTD    2017 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   68,123     55,336      68,123      55,336
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)  223,549     108,688    223,549     108,688
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
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NW_LS526  Des Moines, IA     Tue, Feb 13, 2018     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of January
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Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for January:                 Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 1/6/18        760                  :Slaughter Male                396
W/E 1/13/18       825                  :Slaughter Female              416
W/E 1/20/18       835                  :Feeder Male                   504
W/E 1/27/18       864                  :Feeder Female                 313
                                       :Total                        1629
Total            3,284                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
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Bison Carcasses: Compared to December Report:     Bison carcass prices were
steady for all ages and genders.  Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally
Inspected Plants decreased by over 20%, which is evident as there was a sharp
drop in the number of young animals reported this month.
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Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
**Young Bulls -     658           1,655     475.00-    550.00      483.98
**Young Heifers -   577           1,051     455.00-    550.00      470.59
**Aged Bulls -      891              25     400.00-    450.00      434.80
**Aged Cows -       573             368     370.00-    450.00      416.01
Total                             3,099
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Bison Meat: Compared to December report:    Total volume of product reported
this month greatly decreased.  However, all whole muscle meat items saw a
significant increase in price with the exception of fresh and frozen
Chuckrolls/Clods which saw a slight decrease in price.
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BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             27,033   1,450.00-  2,026.00    1,520.78
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             1,200   1,400.00-  1,550.00    1,515.00
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             59,634     620.00-    860.00      695.74
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             4,696     825.00-    895.00      849.44
Top Round Fresh                   4,920                785.00      785.00
Top Round Frozen                  4,127     815.00-    890.00      854.51
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,432     700.00-    866.00      777.64
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             3,222     800.00-    880.00      858.70
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        1,257                826.00      826.00
Flats, Outside Round Frozen         650                870.00      870.00
Eye of Round Fresh                1,036     675.00-    875.00      816.91
Eye of Round Frozen                 894     835.00-  1,003.00      915.76
Strip Loin Fresh                 17,759   1,150.00-  1,750.00    1,278.37
Strip Loin Frozen                   627   1,250.00-  1,300.00    1,275.00
Top Sirloin Fresh                 4,363     700.00-    967.00      843.31
Top Sirloin Frozen
Tenderloin Fresh                 16,389   1,800.00-  3,002.00    2,145.55
Tenderloin Frozen                 3,581   1,500.00-  2,149.00    1,782.66
Hearts                            5,581     300.00-    410.00      327.95
Livers                           15,116     200.00-    325.00      289.20
Tongues                             419     400.00-    530.00      497.17
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        16,443     600.00-    800.00      724.42
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       12,337     760.00-    790.00      770.00
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen        5,994     695.00-    850.00      724.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             57,096     600.00-    750.00      652.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           102,353     700.00-    780.00      761.44
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         59,283     579.00-  1,037.00      772.56
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GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg -- ---
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            594,732     625.00-    750.00      718.11
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             6,440     745.00-    854.00      784.41
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          2,232     825.00-    975.00      890.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         53,717     775.00-    825.00      790.34
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BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg -----
Ribeye Steaks                                18.00-     52.40       30.77
Filet Mignon                                 20.99-     67.00       47.25
New York Strip                               14.46-     49.00       28.63
Flat Iron                                    10.95-     25.90       15.55
Flank Steak                                  11.94-     19.99       15.13
Skirt Steak                                  11.99-     28.99       16.42
Chuck Roast                                   9.50-     18.49       13.25
Eye of Round Roast                            9.94-     15.93       12.21
Top Sirloin                                  14.00-     42.00       26.75
Sirloin Tip                                   9.14-     20.00       13.64
Brisket                                       8.75-     23.95       12.89
Ribs                                          6.99-     19.59       11.30
Prime Rib                                    17.78-     43.31       32.48
Tenderloin                                   19.99-     53.33       39.92
Stew Meat                                     7.79-     17.50       12.65
Jerky                                        38.99-     70.66       51.70
Hearts                                        5.00-     11.00        8.09
Livers                                        4.00-     20.38        9.33
Tongues                                       2.66-     14.99        7.13
Hot Dogs                                     11.90-     19.50       15.53
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      8.25-     18.21       12.64
Ground Bison (Patties)                        8.72-     18.21       13.13
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**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
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                             Dec 2017   Dec 2016    2017 YTD    2016 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   41,226     126,325   1,065,053   1,352,977
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   29,762     14,771     487,001      71,430
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
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MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of December
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Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for December:                Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 12/2/17       919                  :Slaughter Male                195
W/E 12/9/17       809                  :Slaughter Female              273
W/E 12/16/17      873                  :Feeder Male                   637
W/E 12/23/17      943                  :Feeder Female                 467
W/E 12/30/17      668                  :Total                        1572
Total            4,212                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
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Bison Carcasses: Compared to November Report:    Bison carcass prices remained
steady, however fewer head were reported regardless of age or sex.  Canadian
Imports into the U.S. decreased by about 10% and Actual Slaughter Numbers in
Federally Inspected Plants increased about 10%.
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Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
**Young Bulls -     676           1,834     475.00-    550.00      481.16
**Young Heifers -   545           1,598     370.00-    550.00      471.95
**Aged Bulls -      903              19     400.00-    450.00      419.47
**Aged Cows -       575             258     390.00-    450.00      413.30
Total                             3,709
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Bison Meat: Compared to November report:   Fresh whole muscle cuts trended
slightly higher while frozen whole muscle cuts trended slightly lower.  Trim
and grinds were mixed.  Case Ready grinds were steady.  Total volume of product
reported overall remained steady.
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BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             57,507   1,200.00-  1,890.00    1,377.94
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             2,089   1,400.00-  1,550.00    1,510.00
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             89,808     620.00-    870.00      723.24
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             1,630     835.00-    895.00      853.50
Top Round Fresh                  21,906     774.00-    775.00      774.88
Top Round Frozen                  3,935     800.00-    900.00      833.24
Peeled Knuckle Fresh             20,414     700.00-    850.00      774.21
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             2,446     800.00-    870.00      822.17
Flats, Outside Round Fresh       19,743     775.00-    859.00      776.03
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       1,760     825.00-    870.00      842.00
Eye of Round Fresh               10,904     675.00-    821.00      769.06
Eye of Round Frozen                                      
Strip Loin Fresh                 32,135   1,057.00-  1,650.00    1,208.43
Strip Loin Frozen                   596   1,250.00-  1,300.00    1,275.00
Top Sirloin Fresh                16,525     700.00-    926.00      736.04
Top Sirloin Frozen                1,154     875.00-    940.00      908.01
Tenderloin Fresh                 25,406   1,600.00-  2,632.00    2,012.23
Tenderloin Frozen                15,164   1,500.00-  1,900.00    1,550.34
Hearts                            6,257     170.00-    400.00      232.14
Livers                            6,829     150.00-    305.00      213.04
Tongues                           3,289     300.00-    598.00      351.62
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        53,562     600.00-    800.00      706.39
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen        4,680     770.00-    800.00      780.00
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen        6,718     675.00-    850.00      711.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            232,156     600.00-    800.00      754.31
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh              1,584     675.00-    850.00      711.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           206,823     705.00-  1,036.00      744.44
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             508     775.00-    790.00      782.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         48,067     650.00-    907.00      769.73
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GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg -- ---
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            532,466     625.00-    750.00      718.16
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             7,580     745.00-    890.00      788.49
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          1,688     825.00-    975.00      890.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen        204,700     559.00-    820.00      804.77
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BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg -----
Ribeye Steaks                                18.00-     52.40       30.76
Filet Mignon                                 20.99-     67.00       47.33
New York Strip                               14.46-     49.00       28.30
Flat Iron                                    10.94-     25.90       16.52
Flank Steak                                  11.94-     19.99       15.38
Skirt Steak                                  11.99-     28.95       18.04
Chuck Roast                                   9.50-     18.49       13.25
Eye of Round Roast                            9.94-     15.93       12.08
Top Sirloin                                  14.00-     42.00       26.84
Sirloin Tip                                  10.66-     20.00       13.67
Brisket                                       8.75-     23.95       12.85
Ribs                                          6.99-     19.59       11.72
Prime Rib                                    17.78-     43.31       32.53
Tenderloin                                   19.99-     57.95       43.93
Stew Meat                                     7.79-     17.50       12.89
Jerky                                        37.50-     70.66       49.69
Hearts                                        8.78-     10.53        8.78
Livers                                        4.00-     20.38       10.53
Tongues                                       4.00-     14.99        7.97
Hot Dogs                                     11.90-     19.50       15.20
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      8.25-     18.21       12.74
Ground Bison (Patties)                        8.72-     18.21       13.22
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**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
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                             Nov 2017   Nov 2016    2017 YTD    2016 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs  136,466     114,861   1,023,827   1,226,652
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)              11,023     457,239      56,659
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
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MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of October
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Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for October:                 Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 9/2/17       1150                  :Slaughter Male                588
W/E 9/9/17        942                  :Slaughter Female              362
W/E 9/16/17      1120                  :Feeder Male                    86
W/E 9/23/17       957                  :Feeder Female                  36
                                       :Total                        1072
Total            4,169                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
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Bison Carcasses: Compared to October Report:    Bison carcasses were genreally
steady with the exception of young heifers with were slightly lower.  Canadian
Imports decreased about 10% while Number Slaughtered in Federally Inspected
Plants increased about 20%.
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Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
**Young Bulls -     660           1,474     475.00-    550.00      487.27
**Young Heifers -   553           1,656     455.00-    550.00      466.26
**Aged Bulls -      1104              4     400.00-    410.00      402.50
**Aged Cows -       551             153     390.00-    450.00      438.24
Total                             3,287
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Bison Meat: Compared to October report:   Grinds and trim prices slightly increased.
Whole muscle cuts were mixed overall with fresh cuts generally weaker and frozen
cuts generally firmer.  A higher volume of whole muscle cuts were reported as we
enter the winter season where consumer demand shifts more toward roast items.
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BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             33,404   1,350.00-  1,870.00    1,459.12
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             3,327   1,575.00-  1,650.00    1,610.00
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             51,540     620.00-    900.00      692.11
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             5,540     795.00-    925.00      863.73
Top Round Fresh                   3,274                782.00      782.00
Top Round Frozen                  4,572     815.00-    944.00      840.68
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,847     700.00-    850.00      769.50
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             7,282     800.00-    900.00      865.88
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        1,713     675.00-    825.00      779.02
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       3,124     825.00-    900.00      841.81
Eye of Round Fresh                1,765     675.00-    820.00      780.97
Eye of Round Frozen               1,240     825.00-    835.00      830.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 23,523   1,095.00-  1,650.00    1,180.40
Strip Loin Frozen                 1,973     895.00-  1,325.00    1,278.76
Top Sirloin Fresh                 6,160     700.00-    938.00      868.29
Top Sirloin Frozen                  619     850.00-    950.00      910.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 15,622   1,800.00-  3,125.00    2,075.98
Tenderloin Frozen                 3,355   1,500.00-  1,900.00    1,786.20
Hearts                            4,645     285.00-    400.00      330.37
Livers                           11,798     200.00-    284.00      246.04
Tongues                           1,365     370.00-    538.00      425.50
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        38,929     600.00-    825.00      687.47
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen        7,320     770.00-    825.00      795.00
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       26,025     675.00-    850.00      720.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             59,640     600.00-    750.00      640.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           109,033     700.00-  1,034.00      773.48
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             844                790.00      790.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         49,332     650.00-    995.00      777.43
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GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg -- ---
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            570,832     625.00-    750.00      716.38
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             8,741     755.00-    840.00      800.40
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          1,448     825.00-    975.00      890.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         34,380     599.00-    850.00      804.79
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BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg -----
Ribeye Steaks                                18.49-     53.00       35.02
Filet Mignon                                 20.99-     65.86       46.88
New York Strip                               14.46-     49.00       31.28
Flat Iron                                    10.94-     25.90       14.75
Flank Steak                                  11.94-     19.99       15.33
Skirt Steak                                  11.99-     28.99       17.52
Chuck Roast                                   9.48-     19.98       13.88
Eye of Round Roast                            9.94-     15.93       12.08
Top Sirloin                                  13.99-     39.52       26.86
Sirloin Tip                                  10.66-     20.00       14.24
Brisket                                       8.75-     23.95       12.88
Ribs                                          6.99-     18.79       11.81
Prime Rib                                    17.78-     46.65       31.70
Tenderloin                                   27.50-     57.95       47.21
Stew Meat                                     7.59-     17.50       12.76
Jerky                                        31.96-     70.66       52.11
Hearts                                        5.00-     11.00        8.54
Livers                                        4.00-     19.98       11.03
Tongues                                       4.00-     14.99        8.29
Hot Dogs                                     11.70-     19.50       15.49
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      8.25-     18.21       12.87
Ground Bison (Patties)                        8.72-     18.21       13.43
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**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
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      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
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                            Sept 2017   Sept 2016   2017 YTD    2016 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   58,422     137,348    774,043     989,655
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)  140,875      1,102     300,490      45,636
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
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NW_LS526 Des Moines, IA     Wed, Oct 11, 2017     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of September
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Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for September:               Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 9/2/17        951                  :Slaughter Male                595
W/E 9/9/17        893                  :Slaughter Female              159
W/E 9/16/17       818                  :Feeder Male
W/E 9/23/17      1015                  :Feeder Female
                                       :Total                         754
Total            3,677                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
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Bison Carcasses: Compared to August Report:    Prices were steady for males and
slightly higher for females with a fewer number of head being reported this month
overall.  Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally Inspected Plants were steady
while Canadian Live Imports into the U.S. decreased by almost 40 percent.
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Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
**Young Bulls -     695           2,140     475.00-    550.00      483.69
**Young Heifers -   568             660     455.00-    550.00      490.24
**Aged Bulls -      1081             19     400.00-    450.00      410.53
**Aged Cows -       559              73     390.00-    450.00      444.32
Total                             2,892
Bison Meat: Compared to August report:    Prices of all whole muscle cuts and grinds were generally steady to instances higher.  Fresh and frozen tenderloins in particular saw an increase in price this month. However, a lower volume of meat for both whole muscle cuts and grinds was reported overall.
BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             34,441   1,350.00-  1,870.00    1,490.38
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             2,338   1,500.00-  1,650.00    1,580.00
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             52,902     620.00-    825.00      709.88
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             2,459     835.00-    935.00      870.00
Top Round Fresh                   3,068                783.00      783.00
Top Round Frozen                  6,157     804.00-    930.00      864.00
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,706     700.00-    850.00      770.00
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             3,963     800.00-    880.00      857.04
Flats, Outside Round Fresh          900                826.00      826.00
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       2,314     825.00-    910.00      835.08
Eye of Round Fresh                3,062     675.00-    823.00      755.31
Eye of Round Frozen               1,212     825.00-    835.00      828.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 19,477   1,095.00-  1,600.00    1,271.26
Strip Loin Frozen                   792   1,275.00-  1,350.00    1,340.00
Top Sirloin Fresh                 5,218     700.00-    957.00      860.14
Top Sirloin Frozen                  524     875.00-    890.00      886.02
Tenderloin Fresh                 18,306   1,600.00-  2,620.00    2,039.98
Tenderloin Frozen                 4,600   1,500.00-  1,825.00    1,741.63
Hearts                            3,734     296.00-    365.00      317.28
Livers                           11,896     160.00-    295.00      242.88
Tongues                             453     330.00-    515.00      478.74
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        63,350     600.00-    755.00      679.17
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen        4,620     730.00-    750.00      740.00
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       13,907     625.00-    850.00      705.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             68,868     600.00-    750.00      663.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           118,769     619.00-  1,027.00      762.57
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             712     775.00-    790.00      787.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         75,462     650.00-    896.00      771.77
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GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg -- ---
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            627,650     625.00-    750.00      714.92
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             7,970     755.00-    851.00      799.35
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          3,888     825.00-    975.00      916.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         16,551     794.00-    850.00      796.35
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BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg -----
Ribeye Steaks                                18.87-     51.16       34.01
Filet Mignon                                 22.00-     63.82       46.99
New York Strip                               14.46-     49.00       31.11
Flat Iron                                    10.94-     24.96       15.22
Flank Steak                                  11.94-     19.99       15.21
Skirt Steak                                  11.99-     28.99       17.99
Chuck Roast                                   9.50-     19.98       13.79
Eye of Round Roast                            9.94-     17.95       12.66
Top Sirloin                                  14.00-     39.52       27.57
Sirloin Tip                                  10.66-     20.00       14.06
Brisket                                       8.75-     23.95       12.62
Ribs                                          6.99-     18.79       11.07
Prime Rib                                    17.78-     39.98       30.53
Tenderloin                                   27.50-     55.00       46.62
Stew Meat                                     8.77-     16.75       12.83
Jerky                                        32.00-     81.60       51.99
Hearts                                        4.93-     11.00        8.20
Livers                                        4.00-     19.98       11.02
Tongues                                       4.00-     14.99        8.34
Hot Dogs                                     11.90-     17.50       15.48
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      8.25-     18.21       13.00
Ground Bison (Patties)                        8.72-     18.21       13.30
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**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
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      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
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                             Aug 2017   Aug 2016    2017 YTD    2016 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   65,918     143,080    715,621     852,307
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)    220         661      159,615      44,533
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

NW_LS526 Des Moines, IA     Mon, Aug 14, 2017     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of July
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S. Inspected Plants (not necessarily inspected)for July:                                               Bison                       :Head 
W/E 7/1/17       1209                  :Slaughter Male                927
W/E 7/8/17        816                  :Slaughter Female              583
W/E 7/15/17      1172                  :Feeder Male                    71
W/E7/22/17       1157                  :Feeder Female
                                       :Total                        1581
Total            4,354                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses: Compared to June Report: Bulls, regardless of age, slightly increased in price while heifer and cow prices decreased.  Canadian Live Bison Imports into the U.S. increased this month and Slaughter Numbers in Federally Inspected Plants decreased slightly.
Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
**Young Bulls -     671           1,955     475.00-    550.00      487.42
**Young Heifers -   533             947     455.00-    550.00      464.74
**Aged Bulls -      1181             81     390.00-    450.00      414.44
**Aged Cows -       387             147     390.00-    450.00      391.84
Total                             3,130
Bison Meat: Compared to June report:    Generally Bison meat prices trended lower
for the month of July with the exception of Tenderloins, both fresh and frozen,
which trended slightly higher.  Grinds and patties also slightly decreased in
price as the summer grilling season begins to come to a close.
BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             36,709   1,390.00-  1,779.00     1518.52
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             6,444   1,550.00-  1,620.00     1600.00
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             62,848     620.00-    870.00      710.01
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             4,778     825.00-    935.00      857.38
Top Round Fresh                   3,893     786.00-    900.00      786.50
Top Round Frozen                  5,948     815.00-    930.00      853.85
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,448     700.00-    874.00      768.92
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             1,592     735.00-    880.00      821.81
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        5,415     675.00-    825.00      749.79
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       2,799     825.00-    910.00      830.83
Eye of Round Fresh                2,901     675.00-    815.00      761.62
Eye of Round Frozen                 942     825.00-    825.00      825.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 23,119     920.00-  1,650.00    1,224.76
Strip Loin Frozen                 2,858     895.00-  1,400.00    1,256.64
Top Sirloin Fresh                14,982     700.00-    982.00      795.09
Top Sirloin Frozen                  287     875.00-  1,291.00    1,037.21
Tenderloin Fresh                 18,865   1,635.00-  2,620.00    2,045.01
Tenderloin Frozen                 7,480   1,147.00-  2,000.00    1,754.38
Hearts                            5,400     295.00-    360.00      313.70
Livers                           17,763     165.00-    306.00      269.46
Tongues                           1,326     330.00-    538.00      433.12
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        84,346     600.00-    755.00      706.16
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       13,981     665.00-    750.00      707.81
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       21,403     749.00-    749.00      749.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             58,872     600.00-    750.00      648.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           121,199     700.00-    816.00      772.38
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             534     790.00-    790.00      790.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         96,558     650.00-  1,256.00      772.30
GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg 
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            557,992     625.00-    750.00      714.29
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             7,956     750.00-    904.00      797.26
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          1,960     825.00-    975.00      890.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         46,964     795.00-    840.00      796.61
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg 
Ribeye Steaks                                18.87-     53.00       31.28
Filet Mignon                                 22.00-     67.00       46.62
New York Strip                               14.46-     49.00       30.53
Flat Iron                                    10.94-     45.00       18.56
Flank Steak                                  11.94-     27.00       15.58
Skirt Steak                                  11.99-     28.99       17.92
Chuck Roast                                   9.50-     19.98       13.56
Eye of Round Roast                            9.94-     17.95       12.66
Top Sirloin                                  14.00-     39.52       27.10
Sirloin Tip                                  10.99-     20.00       14.50
Brisket                                       8.75-     23.95       12.49
Ribs                                          6.99-     17.99       10.68
Prime Rib                                    17.78-     39.98       30.61
Tenderloin                                   27.50-     55.00       42.88
Stew Meat                                     8.57-     16.75       12.78
Jerky                                        37.50-     81.60       52.14
Hearts                                        5.00-     15.00        9.37
Livers                                        4.00-     19.98       10.76
Tongues                                       4.00-     14.99        8.91
Hot Dogs                                     11.90-     17.50       15.16
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      8.25-     16.50       12.41
Ground Bison (Patties)                        8.72-     16.95       13.26
**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                            June 2017   June 2016   2017 YTD    2016 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   62,832     82,894     555,785     574,966
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   10,141     10,141     159,394      42,329
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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NW_LS526
Des Moines, IA     Tue, Jul 11, 2017     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of June
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for June:                     Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 6/3/17        965                  :Slaughter Male               1027
W/E 6/10/17      1133                  :Slaughter Female              381
W/E 6/17/17      1206                  :Feeder Male
W/E 6/24/17      1116                  :Feeder Female                  90
                                       :Total                        1498
Total            4,420                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses: Compared to May Report:  Actual slaughter nubmers in federally inspected plants and total number of reported carcasses this month were higher. However, weighted average prices for all carcasses remained steady.  Canadian imports decreased by about 25% with less feeder bison being imported.
Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
**Young Bulls -     654           2,431     475.00-    550.00      483.34
**Young Heifers -   539           1,580     455.00-    550.00      472.84
**Aged Bulls -      1111             76     390.00-    450.00      410.26
**Aged Cows -       498             196     390.00-    450.00      401.69
Total                             4,283
Bison Meat: Compared to May report:    A larger volume of product continued
to be reported on individual cuts and grinds.  Fresh and frozen tenderloins,
organ meats, and trimmings weighted average prices trended lower with the
remainder of cuts continuing mostly steady.
BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             52,641   1,390.00-  1,780.00     1486.09
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             6,344   1,600.00-  1,650.00     1610.05
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh            109,775     620.00-    860.00      734.03
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             8,019     835.00-    935.00      860.62
Top Round Fresh                  22,026     769.00-    920.00      774.52
Top Round Frozen                  6,027     785.00-    920.00      853.97
Peeled Knuckle Fresh             20,795     700.00-    850.00      774.31
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             4,279     735.00-    890.00      842.96
Flats, Outside Round Fresh       20,365     775.00-    830.00      775.80
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       7,391     785.00-    910.00      829.54
Eye of Round Fresh                9,510     675.00-    812.00      772.31
Eye of Round Frozen               1,878     825.00-    920.00      829.54
Strip Loin Fresh                 31,331     928.00-  1,650.00    1,373.21
Strip Loin Frozen                 3,954     895.00-  1,400.00    1,185.33
Top Sirloin Fresh                26,885     700.00-    958.00      802.83
Top Sirloin Frozen                  584     890.00-  1,291.00      957.03
Tenderloin Fresh                 19,653   1,700.00-  2,620.00    2,014.32
Tenderloin Frozen                23,525   1,500.00-  2,095.00    1,635.01
Hearts                            8,605     170.00-    365.00      247.90
Livers                           12,791     150.00-    295.00      205.93
Tongues                           3,363     300.00-    530.00      334.47
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        64,733     600.00-    750.00      663.99
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen        8,749     730.00-    750.00      740.42
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen        9,555     725.00-    850.00      792.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            230,236     600.00-    800.00      778.04
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh             40,195     746.00-    780.00      751.11
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           311,931     700.00-  1,027.00      782.21
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen        106,434     650.00-  1,256.00      777.47
GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg 
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            633,243     625.00-    750.00      714.35
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             5,150     755.00-    904.00      779.33
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          2,968     825.00-    975.00      924.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         38,584     785.00-    855.00      786.98
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg 
Ribeye Steaks                                16.89-     53.30       32.47
Filet Mignon                                 20.99-     63.90       44.09
New York Strip                               14.46-     49.00       30.46
Flat Iron                                    10.94-     45.00       20.14
Flank Steak                                  11.00-     17.49       14.14
Skirt Steak                                  11.00-     28.99       16.60
Chuck Roast                                   9.50-     19.98       13.91
Eye of Round Roast                            9.94-     15.93       12.08
Top Sirloin                                  14.00-     39.52       25.75
Sirloin Tip                                  10.66-     20.00       14.11
Brisket                                       8.75-     23.95       12.58
Ribs                                          6.99-     17.99       10.91
Prime Rib                                    17.78-     39.98       30.29
Tenderloin                                   24.50-     55.00       44.38
Stew Meat                                     8.57-     16.75       12.33
Jerky                                        37.50-     81.60       53.10
Hearts                                        4.93-     15.00        8.48
Livers                                        3.00-     19.98       10.26
Tongues                                       4.00-     14.99        8.50
Hot Dogs                                     11.90-     17.50       15.28
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      8.25-     18.21       12.80
Ground Bison (Patties)                        8.72-     18.21       13.58
**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                             May 2017   May 2016    2017 YTD    2016 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   56,438     79,587     492,954     492,072
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)    440        7,937     149,253      32,187
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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NW_LS526
Des Moines, IA     Fri, Jun 09, 2017     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of May
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for May:                     Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 5/6/17       1172                  :Slaughter Male                464
W/E 5/13/17      1205                  :Slaughter Female              648
W/E 5/20/17       893                  :Feeder Male                   574
W/E 5/27/17      1016                  :Feeder Female                 289
                                       :Total                        1975
Total            4,286                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses: Compared to April Report:  All carcasses, regardless of age or
sex, remained steady for the month of May.  Canadian Live Bison Imports into the
US increased by over 30%, while the number of bison slaughtered in federally inspected plants were generally steady to slightly higher.
Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
**Young Bulls -     864           2,036     475.00-    550.00      482.64
**Young Heifers -   524             970     455.00-    550.00      477.37
**Aged Bulls -      0                52     410.00-    450.00      410.77
**Aged Cows -       535             233     390.00-    450.00      399.21
Total                             3,291
Bison Meat: Compared to April report:  Weighted averages for bison cuts and
grinds were steady.   However, there was generally a larger volume of product
reported on individual cuts and grinds when compared to last month.  The summer grilling season has producers seeing an increase in demand for bison meat.
BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             37,828   1,390.00-  1,877.00     1549.96
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             4,453   1,550.00-  1,625.00     1609.44
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             62,269     620.00-    870.00      706.68
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             9,293     835.00-    960.00      858.87
Top Round Fresh                   3,438     770.00-    770.00      770.00
Top Round Frozen                  6,419     745.00-    950.00      830.75
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,992     700.00-    850.00      770.36
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             5,722     820.00-    900.00      866.83
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        1,722     675.00-    825.00      775.64
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       3,671     825.00-    845.00      843.53
Eye of Round Fresh                2,043     675.00-    806.00      760.29
Eye of Round Frozen               2,690     825.00-    900.00      837.20
Strip Loin Fresh                 20,871     920.00-  1,650.00    1,346.17
Strip Loin Frozen                 1,930   1,095.00-  1,300.00    1,264.86
Top Sirloin Fresh                10,969     700.00-    956.00      833.77
Top Sirloin Frozen                  998     850.00-    950.00      920.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 15,606   1,300.00-  2,620.00    2,100.51
Tenderloin Frozen                 3,890   1,300.00-  2,010.00    1,822.42
Hearts                            4,867     257.00-    365.00      296.24
Livers                           14,470     165.00-    295.00      229.93
Tongues                             555     330.00-    538.00      476.10
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        32,693     600.00-    770.00      695.01
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen        7,828     750.00-    770.00      760.00
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       46,531     700.00-    850.00      814.35
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             70,164     600.00-    750.00      627.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           143,109     719.00-  1,048.00      772.69
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             837     790.00-    790.00      790.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen        101,303     399.00-    921.00      778.15
GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg 
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            629,442     625.00-    750.00      716.28
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             9,960     755.00-    851.00      806.26
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          5,776     825.00-    975.00      907.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         10,997     739.00-    850.00      752.96
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg 
Ribeye Steaks                                18.00-     53.30       32.41
Filet Mignon                                 20.50-     63.90       43.48
New York Strip                               14.46-     49.00       29.69
Flat Iron                                    10.95-     45.00       21.23
Flank Steak                                  11.00-     19.99       14.91
Skirt Steak                                  11.00-     28.99       17.06
Chuck Roast                                   9.50-     19.98       13.90
Eye of Round Roast                            9.95-     15.93       12.97
Top Sirloin                                  14.25-     39.52       27.79
Sirloin Tip                                  10.66-     16.49       12.66
Brisket                                       8.75-     23.95       12.76
Ribs                                          6.99-     17.99       10.93
Prime Rib                                    17.78-     39.98       29.81
Tenderloin                                   24.50-     49.99       39.86
Stew Meat                                     8.57-     16.45       12.60
Jerky                                        31.96-     81.60       52.08
Hearts                                        5.00-     15.00        9.03
Livers                                        3.00-     19.98        9.43
Tongues                                       4.00-     14.99        8.54
Hot Dogs                                     11.90-     17.50       15.28
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      8.25-     18.21       12.86
Ground Bison (Patties)                        8.72-     18.21       13.01
**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                             Apr 2017   Apr 2016    2017 YTD    2016 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   89,287     101,854    436,515     403,005
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)    220       11,244     148,812      23,369
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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Des Moines, IA     Thu, May 11, 2017     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of April
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for April:                   Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 4/1/17       1062                  :Slaughter Male                675
W/E 4/8/17       1077                  :Slaughter Female              301
W/E 4/15/17       909                  :Feeder Male                   391
W/E 4/22/17       995                  :Feeder Female                 104
                                       :Total                        1471
Total            4,043                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses: Compared to March Report:  Young animals regardless of sex
trended steady to higher while aged bulls and cows trended slightly lower.
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally Inspected Plants decreased slightly and Canadian Imports into the US decreased by over 10%.
Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
**Young Bulls -     622           1,732     475.00-    550.00      488.74
**Young Heifers -   529           1,128     455.00-    550.00      473.03
**Aged Bulls -      1089            142     389.00-    450.00      411.61
**Aged Cows -       611             202     413.00-    450.00      397.55
Total                             3,204
Bison Meat: Compared to March report:  Grillable cuts trended steady to sharply higher with ribeyes strongest.  Case Ready patties trended generally higher as consumer focus shifts towards the fast approaching summer grilling season while case ready ground product remained steady.  The remaining cuts were mostly steady.
BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             26,670   1,390.00-  1,877.00     1547.83
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             1,667   1,500.00-  1,550.00     1530.00
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             45,202     620.00-    890.00      714.00
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             8,770     800.00-    935.00      860.80
Top Round Fresh                   1,465     740.00-    900.00      741.53
Top Round Frozen                 11,442     823.00-    910.00      833.26
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              2,726     760.00-    925.00      763.75
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             2,650     735.00-    880.00      843.18
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        5,308     675.00-    824.00      814.50
Flats, Outside Round Frozen         782     785.00-    885.00      885.00
Eye of Round Fresh                  988     675.00-    824.00      786.80
Eye of Round Frozen                 475     825.00-    910.00      866.01
Strip Loin Fresh                 13,374   1,095.00-  1,650.00    1,408.94
Strip Loin Frozen                 1,748   1,150.00-  1,390.00    1,190.48
Top Sirloin Fresh                 6,855     700.00-    950.00      842.73
Top Sirloin Frozen                  594     900.00-  1,294.00    1,050.04
Tenderloin Fresh                  8,982   1,430.00-  2,658.00    2,121.71
Tenderloin Frozen                 3,152   1,430.00-  2,000.00    1,783.83
Hearts                            2,116     252.00-    360.00      326.13
Livers                           10,846     165.00-    252.00      225.67
Tongues                             577     330.00-    530.00      487.42
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        11,743     600.00-    800.00      663.00
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen        8,486     790.00-    895.00      821.58
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       20,346     612.00-    800.00      742.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             51,780     600.00-    750.00      627.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           157,788     700.00-  1,021.00      773.33
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             802     790.00-    790.00      790.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         80,948     650.00-    919.00      782.27
GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg 
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            538,924     625.00-    750.00      713.48
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             8,124     755.00-  1,055.00      805.55
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          2,520     825.00-    975.00      930.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         42,312     788.00-    850.00      789.61
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg 
Ribeye Steaks                                18.87-     53.30       32.40
Filet Mignon                                 20.50-     63.90       44.51
New York Strip                               14.46-     39.62       29.04
Flat Iron                                    10.94-     24.96       16.39
Flank Steak                                  11.00-     19.99       14.91
Skirt Steak                                  11.00-     28.99       16.26
Chuck Roast                                   9.50-     19.40       13.67
Eye of Round Roast                            9.94-     15.93       12.08
Top Sirloin                                  11.99-     39.22       24.19
Sirloin Tip                                  10.66-     20.00       14.01
Brisket                                       8.75-     18.99       12.02
Ribs                                          6.99-     17.99       10.77
Prime Rib                                    19.50-     46.65       32.68
Tenderloin                                   24.50-     55.00       42.37
Stew Meat                                     8.57-     16.25       12.46
Jerky                                        31.96-     81.60       51.52
Hearts                                        5.00-     15.00       90.30
Livers                                        3.00-     19.98       10.13
Tongues                                       4.00-     14.99        8.10
Hot Dogs                                     11.90-     17.50       15.14
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      8.69-     18.21       12.74
Ground Bison (Patties)                        8.72-     18.21       13.22
**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                             Mar 2017   Mar 2016    2017 YTD    2016 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs  110,231     123,679    347,228     301,151
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)    661         441      148,592      12,125
Data Source: Departent of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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Des Moines, IA     Mon, Apr 10, 2017     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of March
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for March:                   Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 3/4/17        971                  :Slaughter Male                728
W/E 3/11/17      1049                  :Slaughter Female              266
W/E 3/18/17      1008                  :Feeder Male                   373
W/E 3/25/17      1066                  :Feeder Female                 325
                                       :Total                        1692
Total            4,094                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses: Compared to February Report:  Weighted averages for whole carcasses remained generally steady except for aged cows which trended lower.  Canadian Imports into the US declined in the month of March while Bison slaughtered in federally inspected plants remained steady.
Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
**Young Bulls -     614           1,897     475.00-    550.00      488.07
**Young Heifers -   530           1,317     455.00-    550.00      468.30
**Aged Bulls -      1074             87     390.00-    450.00      413.91
**Aged Cows -       455             492     390.00-    450.00      399.43
Total                             3,793
Bison Meat: Compared to February report:  Frozen whole muscle cuts trended higher while fresh whole muscle cuts remained generally steady.  With grilling season quickly approaching, more  wholesale and case ready ground bison procuct was reported with mixed, but mostly lower prices.
BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             38,378   1,300.00-  1,975.00     1493.51
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             2,085   1,400.00-  1,779.00     1434.60
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             69,078     620.00-    847.00      706.95
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             8,601     790.00-    935.00      828.61
Top Round Fresh                   1,867     760.00-    760.00      760.00
Top Round Frozen                  4,382     759.00-    995.00      853.98
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              2,098     700.00-    850.00      750.43
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             1,694     780.00-    845.00      806.72
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        1,171     675.00-    862.00      757.71
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       2,127     768.00-    845.00      817.98
Eye of Round Fresh                2,368     625.00-    967.00      799.16
Eye of Round Frozen               1,304     845.00-    845.00      845.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 19,660   1,000.00-  1,650.00    1,414.34
Strip Loin Frozen                 2,336   1,000.00-  1,275.00    1,115.65
Top Sirloin Fresh                 6,874     700.00-    972.00      841.55
Top Sirloin Frozen                  818     870.00-  1,468.00    1,044.99
Tenderloin Fresh                 13,760   1,760.00-  2,600.00    2,114.48
Tenderloin Frozen                 4,498   1,430.00-  2,100.00    1,817.74
Hearts                            5,960     260.00-    365.00      308.87
Livers                           12,720     165.00-    295.00      218.54
Tongues                             905     320.00-    525.00      413.21
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        16,796     600.00-    800.00      785.86
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       12,180     760.00-    886.00      785.00
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             71,736     600.00-    750.00      627.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           144,124     697.00-  1,021.00      771.53
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         80,884     650.00-  1,250.00      784.41
GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg 
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            692,343     625.00-    750.00      710.50
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             4,452     755.00-    895.00      806.79
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         37,604     742.00-    860.00      743.38
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg 
Ribeye Steaks                                18.00-     50.26       30.56
Filet Mignon                                 22.00-     63.90       45.47
New York Strip                               14.34-     42.53       30.32
Flat Iron                                    10.94-     24.96       15.17
Flank Steak                                  11.00-     19.99       14.91
Skirt Steak                                  11.00-     19.95       15.36
Chuck Roast                                   9.50-     19.98       13.94
Eye of Round Roast                            9.94-     15.93       12.24
Top Sirloin                                  11.99-     39.52       26.73
Sirloin Tip                                  10.66-     20.00       13.99
Brisket                                       6.99-     17.99       11.91
Ribs                                          7.95-     19.25       11.27
Prime Rib                                    17.78-     39.98       30.14
Tenderloin                                   24.50-     55.00       44.18
Stew Meat                                     8.57-     16.75       12.69
Jerky                                        38.99-     81.60       53.05
Hearts                                        5.00-     15.00        9.03
Livers                                        3.00-     19.98        9.80
Tongues                                       4.00-     14.99        8.51
Hot Dogs                                     11.90-     17.50       15.27
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      8.25-     16.50       12.30
Ground Bison (Patties)                        9.25-     16.25       12.87
**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                             Feb 2017   Feb 2016    2017 YTD    2016 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs  181,661     75,398     236,977     177,472
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   39,242     11,684     147,930      11,684
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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NW_LS526
Des Moines, IA     Fri, Mar 10, 2017     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of February
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for February:                Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 2/4/17       1011                  :Slaughter Male                579
W/E 2/11/17       899                  :Slaughter Female              432
W/E 2/18/17      1108                  :Feeder Male                   893
W/E 2/25/17      1082                  :Feeder Female                 278
                                       :Total                        2182
Total            4,100                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses: Compared to January Report:  Actual Slaughter Numbers slightly increased while Canadian Live Bison Imports into the U.S. increased by over 250%. Weighted averages for female bison, regardless of age, increased slightly, while weighted averages for male bison remained mostly steady.
Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
**Young Bulls -    600            1,104     470.00-    550.00      489.58
**Young Heifers -   538           1,408     445.00-    550.00      466.48
**Aged Bulls -     740               88     390.00-    450.00      419.09
**Aged Cows -      542              738     390.00-    450.00      444.59
Total                             3,338
Bison Meat: Compared to January report:  Fresh whole muscle cut weighted average prices remained mostly steady while frozen whole muscle cut weighted averages trended steady to firm.   Both fresh and frozen whole muscle price ranges narrowed. Bulk grinds were steady to firm and patties were mostly steady.
BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             28,755   1,250.00-  1,779.00     1470.88
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             2,499   1,350.00-  1,575.00     1390.92
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             54,250     620.00-    860.00      703.41
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             7,446     795.00-    935.00      846.41
Top Round Fresh                   4,100     771.00-    771.00      771.00
Top Round Frozen                  5,366     789.00-    920.00      858.83
Peeled Knuckle Fresh                982     700.00-    850.00      746.00
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             5,730     700.00-    855.00      765.98
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        1,393     675.00-    861.00      769.13
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       3,627     750.00-    845.00      832.80
Eye of Round Fresh                1,466     650.00-    817.00      795.16
Eye of Round Frozen               1,215     800.00-    820.00      818.24
Strip Loin Fresh                 19,631   1,000.00-  1,521.00    1,374.59
Strip Loin Frozen                 1,516   1,000.00-  1,150.00    1,040.00
Top Sirloin Fresh                 6,106     700.00-    949.00      867.57
Top Sirloin Frozen                  571     870.00-    900.00      885.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 15,469   1,725.00-  2,600.00    2,152.58
Tenderloin Frozen                 1,266   1,430.00-  2,100.00    1,728.55
Hearts                            1,196     225.00-    400.00      319.33
Livers                            3,153     165.00-    231.00      200.63
Tongues                             372     320.00-    534.00      391.97
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        49,397     675.00-    849.00      734.69
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       26,970     750.00-    850.00      813.93
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             56,916     680.00-    750.00      739.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           110,358     697.00-  1,048.00      787.47
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             643     790.00-    790.00      790.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         56,369     600.00-  1,250.00      782.04
GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg 
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            570,649     625.00-    750.00      658.21
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             3,052     625.00-    855.00      830.00
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         47,019     739.00-    850.00      747.28
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg 
Ribeye Steaks                                21.56-     57.20       38.33
Filet Mignon                                 31.16-     89.88       53.27
New York Strip                               21.49-     49.00       34.51
Flat Iron                                    15.99-     24.96       20.48
Flank Steak                                  14.95-     27.00       19.61
Skirt Steak                                  12.95-     23.00       16.30
Chuck Roast                                  10.24-     18.49       13.92
Eye of Round Roast                           11.95-     15.93       13.96
Top Sirloin                                  32.00-     35.04       33.52
Sirloin Tip                                  10.66-     16.49       12.86
Brisket                                      10.99-     16.49       12.75
Ribs                                          9.94-     17.98       12.23
Prime Rib                                    26.95-     39.98       34.11
Tenderloin                                   38.95-     55.00       46.09
Stew Meat                                    12.49-     16.75       14.34
Jerky                                        38.99-     81.60       48.30
Hearts                                        4.93-     15.00        9.57
Livers                                        5.97-     15.30       13.12
Tongues                                       7.49-     16.89       10.07
Hot Dogs                                     13.95-     17.50       15.95
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     10.49-     16.50       13.49
Ground Bison (Patties)                       11.16-     16.95       14.06
**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                             Jan 2017   Jan 2016    2017 YTD    2016 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   55,336     102,074     55,336     102,074
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)  108,688                108,688
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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NW_LS526
Des Moines, IA     Fri, Feb 10, 2017     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of January
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for January:                 Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 1/7/17        840                  :Slaughter Male                422
W/E 1/14/17      1104                  :Slaughter Female              381
W/E 1/21/17       962                  :Feeder Male                    11
W/E 1/28/17       951                  :Feeder Female                   4
                                       :Total                         818
Total            3,857                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses: Compared to December Report:  Weighted averages for young and aged bison, regardless of sex, remained mostly steady, except for young heifers which were slightly lower.  Number of Bison slaughtered remained steady to start the year, while Canadian Live Bison Imports decreased slightly.
Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
**Young Bulls -    607            1,218     460.00-    550.00      485.96
**Young Heifers -   527           1,738     440.00-    550.00      452.06
**Aged Bulls -     1185              79     385.00-    450.00      410.89
**Aged Cows -      502              470     390.00-    450.00      405.38
Total                             3,505
Bison Meat: Compared to December report: Fresh whole muscle prices were steady to higher, while frozen whole muscle products trended steady to lower.  Bison trim and ground product pricing remained mostly steady.  Case ready ground Bison prices were steady to slightly higher.
BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             28,583   1,250.00-  1,795.00     1477.49
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             5,519   1,300.00-  1,555.00     1338.56
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             64,661     620.00-    875.00      696.29
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             4,614     790.00-   1025.00      859.72
Top Round Fresh                   3,821     759.00-    759.00      759.00
Top Round Frozen                  7,900     785.00-    920.00      844.14
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              2,416     700.00-    913.00      761.96
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             4,390     690.00-    845.00      727.40
Flats, Outside Round Fresh          718     675.00-    872.00      772.27
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       1,479     740.00-    820.00      797.82
Eye of Round Fresh                1,457     625.00-    842.00      788.99
Eye of Round Frozen               1,538     790.00-    845.00      832.85
Strip Loin Fresh                 18,948     950.00-  1,685.00    1,346.27
Strip Loin Frozen                 1,605     950.00-  1,399.00    1,040.24
Top Sirloin Fresh                 5,103     700.00-    985.00      847.42
Top Sirloin Frozen                  
Tenderloin Fresh                 13,260   1,495.00-  2,650.00    2,136.62
Tenderloin Frozen                 9,542   1,600.00-  2,050.00    1,631.34
Hearts                            1,196     251.00-    360.00      329.90
Livers                            3,153     170.00-    250.00      196.16
Tongues                             372     320.00-    525.00      378.27
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh         9,345     675.00-    800.00      774.32
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       18,071     750.00-    850.00      776.16
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen          465     660.00-    850.00      782.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             60,588     575.00-    680.00      627.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           107,631     600.00-  1,021.00      764.76
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         58,580     575.00-  1,250.00      779.27
GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg 
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            573,851     625.00-    750.00      658.21
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             2,510     810.00-    850.00      825.00
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          1,880     750.00-    900.00      840.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         25,032     740.00-    850.00      744.10
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg 
Ribeye Steaks                                21.50-     41.58       32.92
Filet Mignon                                 31.61-     62.01       48.27
New York Strip                               21.49-     41.90       33.66
Flat Iron                                    15.99-     24.96       20.48
Flank Steak                                  14.95-     18.99       17.14
Skirt Steak                                  12.95-     18.45       14.78
Chuck Roast                                  11.45-     14.98       12.59
Eye of Round Roast                           11.95-     15.93       13.96
Top Sirloin                                  19.96-     39.52       30.60
Sirloin Tip                                  10.99-     16.49       12.88
Brisket                                      10.99-     16.49       12.47
Ribs                                          9.97-     13.30       11.00
Prime Rib                                    26.95-     46.65       34.28
Tenderloin                                   38.95-     55.00       46.25
Stew Meat                                     9.99-     16.75       13.59
Jerky                                        32.85-     49.33       42.15
Hearts                                        8.45-     11.00       10.05
Livers                                        5.97-     19.98       13.36
Tongues                                       7.47-     10.99        9.47
Hot Dogs                                     13.44-     17.50       15.95
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     10.49-     16.50       13.20
Ground Bison (Patties)                       10.79-     18.21       13.84
**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                             Dec 2016   Dec  2015   2016 YTD    2015 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs  126,325     129,632   1,355,394    906,981
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   14,771     33,510        71,350    80,907
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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Des Moines, IA     Tue, Jan 10, 2017     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of December
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for December:                Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 12/3/16       993                  :Slaughter Male                290
W/E 12/10/16      978                  :Slaughter Female              309
W/E 12/17/16      991                  :Feeder Male                   264
W/E 12/24/16      901                  :Feeder Female                  12
                                       :Total                         875
Total            3,863                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
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Bison Carcasses: Compared to November Report:  Actual number of Bison Slaughtered in the US remained steady, while the number of Canadian Live Bison Imports decreased by about 30%.  Weighted averages for young bison bulls and heifers higher, while older bulls and cows were lower.
Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
**Young Bulls -    587            1,952     460.00-    550.00      482.14
**Young Heifers -   539             695     440.00-    550.00      475.42
**Aged Bulls -     1027              71     390.00-    450.00      413.10
**Aged Cows -      514              710     390.00-    450.00      405.75
Total                             3,428
Bison Meat: Compared to November report: Fresh and frozen tenderloins and frozen top rounds and eye of rounds increased in weighted average price, while all other cuts were steady to lower.  Hearts, tongues, and livers were all firm with increased weighted average prices. Case ready prices were mostly steady.
BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg ---
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             36,641   1,250.00-  2,113.00     1436.57
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             4,679   1,300.00-  1,575.00     1336.92
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             76,315     620.00-    920.00      684.78
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             8,610     790.00-    960.00      819.36
Top Round Fresh                   2,184     707.00-    707.00      707.00
Top Round Frozen                  5,745     785.00-   1660.00      869.00
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              2,008     700.00-    850.00      729.00
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             3,992     690.00-    820.00      736.01
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        2,041     675.00-    775.00      740.00
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       3,258     820.00-    845.00      837.00
Eye of Round Fresh                2,740     625.00-    776.00      745.75
Eye of Round Frozen               1,245     820.00-   1042.00      915.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 25,075     950.00-  1,647.00    1,315.06
Strip Loin Frozen                 1,487     950.00-  1,100.00    1,025.00
Top Sirloin Fresh                 8,087     700.00-    914.00      799.00
Top Sirloin Frozen                1,699     740.00-    925.00      847.73
Tenderloin Fresh                 20,943   1,500.00-  2,595.00    2,091.46
Tenderloin Frozen                 5,268   1,650.00-  2,025.00    1,743.07
Hearts                            1,196     214.00-    360.00      299.61
Livers                            3,153     170.00-    225.00      188.45
Tongues                             372     320.00-    499.00      417.63
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh         9,824     600.00-    790.00      768.62
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       12,586     755.00-    850.00      771.50
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             60,588     575.00-    790.00      627.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           127,172     697.00-  1,020.00      760.03
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             294     790.00-    790.00      790.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         71,660     575.00-  1,250.00      771.25
GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg 
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            612,017     625.00-    750.00      658.21
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             7,354     755.00-    840.00      782.13
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          1,568     725.00-    850.00      841.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         31,239     732.00-    850.00      734.29
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg 
Ribeye Steaks                                22.49-     41.58       31.82
Filet Mignon                                 31.16-     62.01       49.51
New York Strip                               21.49-     39.20       30.91
Flat Iron                                    13.34-     24.96       16.95
Flank Steak                                  14.95-     18.99       16.73
Skirt Steak                                  12.95-     18.45       15.72
Chuck Roast                                  11.45-     16.49       13.48
Eye of Round Roast                            7.18-     13.99       10.02
Top Sirloin                                  19.96-     35.04       26.65
Sirloin Tip                                  10.99-     16.49       13.28
Brisket                                      11.20-     14.99       12.30
Ribs                                          9.94-     13.31       11.48
Prime Rib                                    26.95-     46.65       35.31
Tenderloin                                   38.95-     55.00       47.54
Stew Meat                                     9.75-     16.75       13.50
Jerky                                        32.85-     43.80       39.18
Hearts                                        7.95-     11.00        9.70
Livers                                       10.71-     19.98       14.13
Tongues                                       7.47-     16.95       12.45
Hot Dogs                                     13.44-     17.50       15.95
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     10.49-     14.95       12.83
Ground Bison (Patties)                       11.99-     15.95       13.68
**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                             Nov 2016   Nov  2015   2016 YTD    2015 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs  114,861     87,303    1,229,069    777,349
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   11,023      7,275        56,579    47,397
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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NW_LS526
Des Moines, IA     Tue, Dec 13, 2016     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of November
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally:Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily    for November:                Head
inspected)      Bison                :
W/E 11/5/16      887                 :Slaughter Male                441
W/E 11/12/16     1037                :Slaughter Female              244
W/E 11/19/16     1133                :Feeder Male                   465
W/E 11/26/16     794                 :Feeder Female                 109
`                                    :Total                        1259
Total           3,851                :Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses: Compared to October Report:  Canadian Live Bison Imports
increased for the month of October while the number slaughtered in the US
decreasd slightly.  Meanwhile, weighted averages for prime bulls and heifers and aged bulls were lower and for aged cows were slightly higher.
Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt ---------Hd-----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
**Young Bulls -    599          2,224     456.00-    500.00      468.92
**Young Heifers -   512           659     397.00-    500.00      453.88
**Aged Bulls -     958             45     390.00-    425.00      413.78
**Aged Cows -      494            480     390.00-    466.00      397.58
Total                           3,408
Bison Meat: Compared to October report: Weighted average prices for whole muscle cuts were mixed, but mostly steady to instances lower.  Bulk grinds and patties remained mostly steady and case ready grinds and patties were mixed, but mostly steady.
BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
--------------------------------Lbs  -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh           30,940     970.00-  1,713.00     1424.74
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen           2,451   1,200.00-  1,575.00     1332.14
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh           66,352     620.00-    865.00      689.23
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen           9,518     716.00-   1033.00      837.50
Top Round Fresh                 2,728     755.00-    755.00      755.00
Top Round Frozen                5,875     798.00-    920.00      839.30
Peeled Knuckle Fresh            1,103     700.00-    850.00      732.00
Peeled Knuckle Frozen           2,828     820.00-    900.00      837.95
Flats, Outside Round Fresh      6,268     675.00-    795.00      749.29
Flats, Outside Round Froze      3,738     845.00-    890.00      861.63
Eye of Round Fresh              3,597     625.00-    783.00      757.26
Eye of Round Frozen             1,156     845.00-    960.00      874.66
Strip Loin Fresh               16,648     850.00-  1,507.00    1,348.81
Strip Loin Frozen               1,869     900.00-  1,389.00    1,034.82
Top Sirloin Fresh              10,155     700.00-    985.00      829.96
Top Sirloin Frozen              1,351     740.00-    920.00      836.52
Tenderloin Fresh               13,812   1,600.00-  2,595.00    2,059.13
Tenderloin Frozen               7,074   1,495.00-  2,295.00    1,710.04
Hearts                          1,196     220.00-    310.00      250.01
Livers                          3,153     120.00-    250.00      164.23
Tongues                           372     340.00-    498.00      394.20
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh      21,401     600.00-    800.00      725.12
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen      6,342     745.00-    850.00      773.48
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen        180     710.00-    710.00      710.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh           60,588     625.00-    750.00      627.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen         102,913     600.00-  1,158.00      755.92
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh           282     790.00-    790.00      790.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen       60,405     575.00-    932.00      760.90
GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg 
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh          544,107     625.00-    750.00      658.21
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           7,938     755.00-    820.00      773.62
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen        2,744     750.00-    900.00      868.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen       35,925     733.00-    830.00      735.05
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg 
Ribeye Steaks                              21.56-     39.95       31.81
Filet Mignon                               31.16-     62.02       48.59
New York Strip                             21.49-     39.62       31.21
Flat Iron                                  15.99-     24.96       20.48
Flank Steak                                14.95-     18.99       17.14
Skirt Steak                                12.95-     18.45       15.70
Chuck Roast                                11.45-     14.98       12.65
Eye of Round Roast                          7.18-     13.99       10.59
Top Sirloin                                15.49-     26.28       20.43
Sirloin Tip                                10.99-     16.49       13.20
Brisket                                    11.29-     13.17       12.30
Ribs                                        9.00-     13.30       10.97
Prime Rib                                  29.02-     34.94       31.64
Tenderloin                                 38.95-     55.00       45.96
Stew Meat                                  12.49-     16.75       14.21
Jerky                                      32.85-     41.40       38.49
Hearts                                      9.95-     11.00       10.65
Livers                                      8.99-     14.95       11.89
Tongues                                     7.48-     10.99        9.81
Hot Dogs                                   13.44-     17.50       15.95
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                   10.49-     14.50       12.69
Ground Bison (Patties)                     11.99-     16.00       13.78
**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                           Oct 2016   Oct 2015    2016 YTD   2015 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lb  122,136    73,634    1,114,208    690,046
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)            12,566      45,556     40,122
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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NW_LS526
Des Moines, IA     Thu, Nov 17, 2016     USDA Market News
**Resending for pounds and prices of all grinds and patties**
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of October
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally:Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily    for October:                 Head
inspected)      Bison                :
W/E 10/01/16     988                 :Slaughter Male                437
W/E 10/8/16      1080                :Slaughter Female              343
W/E 10/15/16     1120                :Feeder Male                   128
W/E 10/22/16     805                 :Feeder Female
`                                    :Total                         908
Total           3,993                :Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses: Compared to September Report:  Price ranges for both aged and prime bulls remained steady, while the bottom of the market for females was stronger, regardless of age.  However, weighted averages for both male and female bison trended higher.
Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt ---------Hd-----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
**Young Bulls -    639          2,146     450.00-    550.00      473.32
**Young Heifers -   556           830     440.00-    550.00      484.46
**Aged Bulls -     861            178     390.00-    450.00      436.29
**Aged Cows -      456            253     390.00-    450.00      393.95
Total                           3,407
Bison Meat: Compared to September  report: Weighted average prices for whole muscle cuts remained mostly  steady.  Prices for bulk, patties, and case ready grinds were mixed, but for the most part prices trended higher.  Ground bison demand has decreased due to a seasonal increase in demand for roasts.
BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
--------------------------------Lbs  -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh           34,532     970.00-  1,780.00     1455.42
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen           3,003   1,230.00-  1,400.00     1319.28
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh           74,323     620.00-    835.00      680.75
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen          11,166     810.00-    980.00      840.51
Top Round Fresh                 1,433     712.00-    900.00      719.62
Top Round Frozen                5,905     726.00-    920.00      851.26
Peeled Knuckle Fresh            1,525     700.00-    850.00      729.72
Peeled Knuckle Frozen           3,439     810.00-    880.00      837.52
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        605     675.00-    775.00      755.00
Flats, Outside Round Froze      3,188     845.00-    880.00      845.61
Eye of Round Fresh              1,595     625.00-    786.00      760.08
Eye of Round Frozen             1,472     845.00-    880.00      845.67
Strip Loin Fresh               23,948     850.00-  1,466.00    1,319.12
Strip Loin Frozen               2,195     900.00-  1,389.00    1,085.95
Top Sirloin Fresh               9,168     700.00-    950.00      821.79
Top Sirloin Frozen                974     900.00-  1,100.00      905.00
Tenderloin Fresh                8,648   1,500.00-  2,595.00    2,078.23
Tenderloin Frozen               6,478   1,500.00-  2,051.00    1,844.51
Hearts                          1,196     124.00-    245.00      212.45
Livers                          3,153     155.00-    195.00      176.98
Tongues                           372     435.00-    496.00      459.00
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh       6,624     600.00-    790.00      770.17
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen      6,708     745.00-    780.00      769.88
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh           60,588     575.00-    680.00      627.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen         108,301     600.00-  1,020.00      758.79
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen       73,282     575.00-    950.00      757.80
GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg 
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh          566,498     625.00-    750.00      658.21
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           3,504     754.00-    820.00      800.00
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen        1,640     725.00-    850.00      840.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen       12,940     724.00-    830.00      732.24
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg 
Ribeye Steaks                              22.49-     31.98       27.00
Filet Mignon                               36.95-     66.00       46.65
New York Strip                             24.49-     32.48       26.96
Flat Iron                                  15.49-     17.58       16.53
Flank Steak                                 9.98-     17.49       14.14
Skirt Steak                                 9.99-     12.95       11.47
Chuck Roast                                11.45-     14.95       12.65
Eye of Round Roast                          9.95-     13.99       12.47
Top Sirloin                                10.99-     14.25       12.21
Sirloin Tip                                13.22-     13.99       13.72
Brisket                                     9.30-     12.65       11.34
Ribs                                        9.31-     12.49       10.72
Prime Rib                                  25.95-     31.75       29.16
Tenderloin                                 34.95-     55.00       42.52
Stew Meat                                  12.49-     16.75       14.25
Jerky                                      39.80-     43.86       41.66
Hearts                                     10.99-     11.00       11.00
Livers                                      6.95-     11.49        9.48
Tongues                                     7.48-     10.99        9.24
Hot Dogs                                   13.95-     17.50       15.95
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                    8.75-     14.41       11.29
Ground Bison (Patties)                      9.50-     14.50       12.43
**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                           Sept 2016 Sept  2015   2016 YTD    2015 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lb  137,340    76,059     992,072     616,412
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs   1,102     11,464        45,556    27,556
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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NW_LS526
Des Moines, IA     Wed, Oct 12, 2016     USDA Market News
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of September
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for September:               Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 9/03/16       991                  :Slaughter Male                497
W/E 9/10/16       817                  :Slaughter Female              515
W/E 9/17/16       965                  :Feeder Male
W/E 9/24/16       879                  :Feeder Female
`                                      :Total                        1012
Total            3,652                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses: Compared to August Report: Prices continued to rise for all ages and all genders of bison as demand continues for bison meat.  The high prices paid for both bulls and heifers were pushing the all time high for bison carcasses.
Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
**Young Bull            624       1,983     450.00-    550.00      465.07
**Young Heif            515       1,279     430.00-    550.00      466.27
**Aged Bulls           1165          55     390.00-    450.00      400.36
**Aged Cows             496         172     380.00-    450.00      389.53
Total                             3,489
Bison Meat: Compared to August  report: Ground bison continues to pave the way for bison meat.  By pushing more ground bison through grocery stores bison distributors have grown their customer base by being able to continually fuel a new market.
BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             34,350   1,250.00-  1,350.00     1452.27
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             4,772   1,250.00-  1,350.00     1325.12
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             69,535     682.00-    875.00      689.74
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen            11,658     810.00-    835.00      827.99
Top Round Fresh                   2,799     706.00-    706.00      706.00
Top Round Frozen                  6,567     709.00-    920.00      847.91
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,723     700.00-    850.00      724.00
Peeled Knuckle Frozen            10,957     710.00-    720.00      720.38
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        2,202     675.00-    750.00      715.00
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       2,023     835.00-    845.00      843.00
Eye of Round Fresh                2,638     625.00-    781.00      757.17
Eye of Round Frozen                 614     845.00-    845.00      845.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 21,371   1,000.00-  1,549.00    1,331.17
Strip Loin Frozen                 2,170     950.00-  1,425.00    1,143.13
Top Sirloin Fresh                 9,744     700.00-    980.00      823.61
Top Sirloin Frozen                4,692     825.00-    850.00      830.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 16,366   1,900.00-     31.63    2,043.77
Tenderloin Frozen                 6,432   1,675.00-  2,000.00    1,817.16
Hearts                            6,546     243.00-    280.00      265.23
Livers                           16,050     130.00-    245.00      171.80
Tongues                           2,358     345.00-    464.00      373.23
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        17,853     652.00-    765.00      728.19
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       23,478     760.00-    830.00      807.28
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen          496     759.00-    795.00      782.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             65,076     575.00-    680.00      626.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           143,902     699.00-    806.00      733.46
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             478     790.00-    790.00      790.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         90,029     714.00-    800.00      749.87
GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg 
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            637,797     668.00-    680.00      679.05
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen             3,800     730.00-    770.00      745.00
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen            648     725.00-    850.00      840.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         52,296     737.00-    765.00      738.06
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg 
Ribeye Steaks                                22.95-     36.95       28.23
Filet Mignon                                 35.00-     57.80       44.12
New York Strip                               21.00-     32.00       25.70
Flat Iron                                    12.49-     21.95       17.14
Flank Steak                                   9.00-     15.79       14.19
Skirt Steak                                  12.95-     17.00       14.98
Chuck Roast                                  11.00-     12.33       11.36
Eye of Round Roast                           11.50-     13.99       12.66
Top Sirloin                                  10.33-     16.46       12.14
Sirloin Tip                                   9.00-     17.00       14.10
Brisket                                       9.31-     12.85       11.83
Ribs                                          9.32-     15.00       11.70
Prime Rib                                    17.14-     25.95       21.36
Tenderloin                                   35.00-     48.28       41.01
Stew Meat                                    12.00-     14.33       13.28
Jerky                                        21.39-     43.80       35.00
Hearts                                       10.99-     11.00       11.00
Livers                                        6.50-     11.49        9.49
Tongues                                       7.48-     10.99        9.24
Hot Dogs                                     11.00-     17.50       14.37
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                      9.99-     13.95       11.21
Ground Bison (Patties)                        9.50-     14.95       12.65
**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                             Aug 2016   Aug  2015   2016 YTD    2015 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs  143,080     85,319     854,732      540353
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)    661        1,764        44,654    16,092
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of August
Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  :Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for August:                  Head
inspected)       Bison                 :
W/E 8/06/16       995                  :Slaughter Male                569
W/E 8/13/16       979                  :Slaughter Female              247
W/E 8/20/16       911                  :Feeder Male                    48
W/E 8/27/16      1022                  :Feeder Female
`                                      :Total                         865
Total            3,907                 :Source: USDA, APHIS
Bison Carcasses: Compared to July report: The number of aged bulls
marketed topped the number of prime bulls and heifers as producers begin the herd culling process.  As aged animaks are ground, this pipeline keeps the ground bison market with a steady stream of available market animals.
Bison Carcasses-GRAIN FED-(Hot Carcass Wt $/Cwt)FOB Plant Basis
CLASS --------Avg Carc Wt  ---------Hd -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
**Young Bull            610       2,232     450.00-    550.00      458.44
**Young Heif            513       1,013     430.00-    550.00      479.02
**Aged Bulls            966         128     380.00-    400.00      398.13
**Aged Cows -      0                 56     380.00-    400.00      381.79
Total                             3,429
Bison Meat: Compared to July  report:Trim, grinds and patties continue to give the bison market a basis to operate from. Bison meat prices continue to work their way higher, allowing the industry to stay profitable for both distributors and bison growers.
BISON MEAT - GRAIN FED - Wholesale -    ($/Cwt)
---------------------------------Lbs   -----Price Range--------Wghtd Avg 
Ribeye, Lip-On Fresh             38,239   1,245.00-  1,486.00     1440.01
Ribeye, Lip-On Frozen             5,952   1,130.00-  1,504.00     1144.39
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh             80,892     662.00-    820.00      672.89
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen            12,379     794.00-    814.00      809.33
Top Round Fresh                   2,138     705.00-    870.00      706.08
Top Round Frozen                  7,205     833.00-    840.00      836.88
Peeled Knuckle Fresh              1,496     700.00-    860.00      734.00
Peeled Knuckle Frozen             5,720     820.00-    870.00      820.00
Flats, Outside Round Fresh        3,689     710.00-    795.00      712.83
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       2,793     825.00-    835.00      826.24
Eye of Round Fresh                3,211     716.00-    774.00      748.26
Eye of Round Frozen               1,178     835.00-    846.00      845.79
Strip Loin Fresh                 37,798   1,010.00-  1,354.00    1,299.91
Strip Loin Frozen                 2,418     925.00-  1,975.00    1,000.00
Top Sirloin Fresh                 7,743     815.00-    914.00      851.20
Top Sirloin Frozen                1,054     825.00-    900.00      840.00
Tenderloin Fresh                 15,484   1,795.00-  2,547.00    2,053.28
Tenderloin Frozen                 4,068   1,675.00-  1,889.00    1,687.15
Hearts                            6,546     217.00-    285.00      273.85
Livers                           16,050     130.00-    213.00      144.28
Tongues                           2,358     340.00-    431.00      356.22
Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh        29,611     652.00-    745.00      670.88
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen        7,135     720.00-    765.00      740.00
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       14,919     710.00-    792.00      730.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             65,076     575.00-    680.00      626.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen           156,844     650.00-    792.00      723.28
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen        127,764     703.00-    794.00      737.81
GROUND BISON - GRAIN FED - Case Ready   ($/Cwt)
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Wghtd Avg 
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            588,103     599.00-    688.00      679.05
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            63,048     740.00-    780.00      780.00
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen          3,602     770.00-    870.00      845.29
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         30,492     714.00-    750.00      715.13
BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT    ($/POUND)  FROZEN
----------------------------------Lbs -----Price Range------Simple Avg 
Ribeye Steaks                                22.49-     32.99       28.30
Filet Mignon                                 35.95-     48.28       41.80
New York Strip                               21.49-     30.66       26.03
Flat Iron                                    15.99-     21.95       18.52
Flank Steak                                  10.00-     15.95       13.63
Skirt Steak                                  12.95-     13.16       13.06
Chuck Roast                                  11.45-     13.49       12.38
Eye of Round Roast                           12.33-     13.99       13.14
Top Sirloin                                  10.00-     13.09       11.96
Sirloin Tip                                   9.30-     10.00        9.70
Brisket                                      11.29-     13.19       12.32
Ribs                                          9.32-     12.49       10.43
Prime Rib                                    25.95-     34.27       30.11
Tenderloin                                   35.95-     48.28       42.41
Stew Meat                                    12.49-     14.32       13.63
Jerky                                        39.80-     41.39       40.60
Hearts                                        5.50-     10.99        7.96
Livers                                       11.99-     14.95       13.89
Tongues                                       6.58-     10.99        8.44
Hot Dogs                                     11.65-     17.50       14.37
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     10.99-     12.95       11.87
Ground Bison (Patties)                       11.99-     13.95       12.82
**Animals under the age of 30 months are classified young, while animals
older than 30 months are considered part of the aged classification.
      Canadian Fresh Chilled Bison Meat Imports into U.S.
                            June 2016   June 2015   2016 YTD    2015 YTD
Boneless Fresh Chilled (lbs   82,894     112,656    577,391     399,257
Bone-in Fresh Chilled (lbs)   17,637      2,646      42,549      16,092
Data Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics
Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA