USDA monthly bison report (carcass and cuts)
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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      for February:                Head
inspected)       Bison
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 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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