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NW_LS526
Oklahoma City, OK     Fri,Feb 15,2019     USDA Market News

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

***Actual Slaughter numbers will be updated as the information becomes available.***
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      for January:                 Head
inspected)       Bison
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                           Feeder Female                  278
W/E 02/02/19                           Total                        1,990
Total            2,982                 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 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, 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
        www.ams.usda.gov/LPSMarketNewsPage


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