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USDA Monthly Bison Report (Carcass and Cuts)

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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 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
        Catherine Bachman 515-284-4460 Desm.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
        24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
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