USDA monthly bison report (carcass and cuts)
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Oklahoma City, OK     Fri,Apr 12,2019     USDA Market News

MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of March

For the month of March, pounds of grain fed wholesale cuts trended lower, but prices remained
mostly steady to slightly higher on carcass prices and whole sale cuts. Canadian bison imports
were 10 percent higher and Actual Slaughter numbers were 24 percent higher compared to February.

Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for March:                   Head
inspected)       Bison
W/E 03/09/19     1,074                 Slaughter Male                 761
W/E 03/16/19     1,033                 Slaughter Female               608
W/E 03/23/19     1,131                 Feeder Male                    221
W/E 03/30/19     1,076                 Feeder Female                  230
                                       Total                        1,820
Total            4,314                 Source: USDA, APHIS

Bison Carcasses - GRAIN FED - ($/Cwt) FOB Plant Basis

              Avg Carc Wt           Hd      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
*Young Bulls -         688        1,500     425.00-    550.00      464.80
*Young Heifers -       599        1,360     410.00-    550.00      423.39
*Aged Bulls -          816           70     330.00-    410.00      407.71
*Aged Cows -           555          440     330.00-    450.00      373.54
Total                             3,370


Bison Meat - GRAIN FED - Wholesale ($/Cwt)

                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye, Lip-on Fresh              4,603   1,395.00-  1,602.00    1,579.57
Ribeye, Lip-on Frozen             1,993   1,310.00-  1,400.00    1,374.98
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh              4,721     633.00-    775.00      700.00
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             2,030     680.00-    975.00      761.84
Top Round Fresh                   1,456     732.00-    830.00      734.06
Top Round Frozen                  4,157     795.00-    925.00      832.01
Peeled Knuckle Fresh                324     745.00-    760.00      750.02
Peeled Knuckle Frozen               774     725.00-    844.00      819.71
Flats, Outside Round Fresh          188     777.00-    777.00      777.00
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       2,845     710.00-    823.00      801.39
Eye of Round Fresh                  498     780.00-    860.00      817.01
Eye of Round Frozen               1,009     825.00-    825.00      825.00
Strip Loin Fresh                  4,932   1,025.00-  1,307.00    1,124.23
Strip Loin Frozen                 1,586     750.00-    980.00      870.43
Top Sirloin Fresh                 1,570     795.00-  1,084.00      969.95
Top Sirloin Frozen                  487     770.00-    770.00      770.00
Tenderloin Fresh                  6,176   1,900.00-  2,436.00    2,241.77
Tenderloin Frozen                 1,699   1,733.00-  2,600.00    2,330.99

Hearts                            1,740     216.00-    345.00      266.47
Livers                            3,924     174.00-    250.00      179.85
Tongues                           1,450     103.00-    494.00      194.77

Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh         7,802     575.00-    600.00      590.00
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen        7,871     570.00-    640.00      619.97
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       80,631     599.00-    840.00      720.56

Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh                          0.00-      0.00
Grnd 90% Bulk, Frozen                         0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Fresh                          0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            90,855     580.00-    803.00      701.88
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             770     774.00-    860.00      787.08
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         42,344     590.00-    920.00      706.01
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Ground Bison - GRAIN FED - Case Ready ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh             92,513     659.00-    766.00      678.00
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen                         0.00-      0.00
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         18,602     695.00-    772.00      725.00


BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT TO CONSUMER ($/LB) FROZEN
                                            Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye Steaks                                22.49-     39.95       30.82
Filet Mignon                                 39.95-     65.87       52.33
New York Strip                               19.49-     30.00       26.07
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       12.42
Eye of Round Roast                           11.95-     13.49       12.72
Top Sirloin                                  16.49-     39.90       28.32
Sirloin Tip                                  11.66-     16.42       14.13
Brisket                                      11.29-     14.49       13.04
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       36.90

Hearts                                        9.95-     13.99       11.97
Livers                                       12.95-     21.20       16.38
Tongues                                       7.48-     12.58       10.03

Hot Dogs                                     14.95-     17.50       16.23
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     11.99-     15.29       13.26
Ground Bison (Patties)                       13.49-     15.29       14.18


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    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
        Amber Sisco, Market Reporter  405-232-5425
        24 Hour recorded market information 405-636-2691
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/NW_LS526.txt
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