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NW_LS526
Oklahoma City, OK     Fri,Jun 14,2019     USDA Market News
***The report for June will be released on July 19th.***
MONTHLY BISON REPORT (CARCASS AND CUTS)
For the Month of May

For the Month of May, prices of bison cuts trended unevenly steady. Pounds of bison were mostly steady to
slightly higher compared to April.  Canadian bison imports were 25 percent lower and Actual Slaughter numbers were
12 percent higher than April totals.

Actual Slaughter Numbers in Federally  Canadian Live Bison Imports into U.S.
Inspected Plants (not necessarily      for May:                     Head
inspected)       Bison
W/E 05/04/19      940                  Slaughter Male                 896
W/E 05/11/19     1,105                 Slaughter Female               342
W/E 05/18/19      977                  Feeder Male                    728
W/E 05/25/19      966                  Feeder Female                  217
W/E 06/01/19      925                  Total                        2,183
Total            4,913                 Source: USDA, APHIS

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

              Avg Carc Wt           Hd      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
*Young Bulls -         700        2,211     422.00-    550.00      449.32
*Young Heifers -       596          786     410.00-    550.00      432.90
*Aged Bulls -          958          156     325.00-    400.00      395.10
*Aged Cows -           508          210     324.00-    370.00      356.30
Total                             3,363


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

                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye, Lip-on Fresh             20,046   1,194.00-  1,900.00    1,567.42
Ribeye, Lip-on Frozen             4,182   1,400.00-  1,500.00    1,435.01
Chuckroll/Clod Fresh              4,629     685.00-    723.00      718.83
Chuckroll/Clod Frozen             1,790     670.00-    883.00      750.08
Top Round Fresh                   6,082     701.00-    860.00      753.01
Top Round Frozen                  3,840     712.00-    842.00      826.22
Peeled Knuckle Fresh                          0.00-      0.00
Peeled Knuckle Frozen               742     700.00-    844.00      834.49
Flats, Outside Round Fresh                    0.00-      0.00
Flats, Outside Round Frozen       1,565     720.00-    812.00      808.59
Eye of Round Fresh                1,749     725.00-    850.00      800.98
Eye of Round Frozen               1,481     820.00-    855.00      837.00
Strip Loin Fresh                 10,808     815.00-  1,879.00    1,396.55
Strip Loin Frozen                 1,037     750.00-  1,350.00      880.75
Top Sirloin Fresh                 2,542     856.00-  1,276.00    1,061.60
Top Sirloin Frozen                  930     800.00-    919.00      884.07
Tenderloin Fresh                 10,877   2,070.00-  2,573.00    2,251.76
Tenderloin Frozen                 2,184   1,759.00-  2,400.00    2,228.36

Hearts                            3,899     300.00-    387.00      317.56
Livers                            2,559     200.00-    300.00      264.81
Tongues                             169     300.00-    505.00      447.99

Bison Trimmings 90% Fresh         3,615     590.00-    610.00      602.00
Bison Trimmings 90% Frozen       23,397     590.00-    845.00      600.51
Bison Trimmings 85% Frozen       57,970     627.00-    683.00      679.46

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           139,871     595.00-    797.00      689.69
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Fresh             974     764.00-    818.00      774.03
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         75,953     610.00-    784.00      692.62
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Ground Bison - GRAIN FED - Case Ready ($/Cwt)
                                   lbs      Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Grnd 90% Bulk, Fresh            135,109     678.00-  1,007.00      711.72
Grnd 85% Bulk, Frozen            62,527     635.00-    938.00      928.70
Grnd 90% Patties, Frozen                      0.00-      0.00
Grnd 85% Patties, Frozen         23,725     635.00-    765.00      762.37


BISON MEAT - GRASS FED - DIRECT TO CONSUMER ($/LB) FROZEN
                                            Price Range        Wghtd Avg
Ribeye Steaks                                22.49-     33.90       29.16
Filet Mignon                                 39.95-     65.76       50.38
New York Strip                               19.49-     30.00       25.49
Flat Iron                                    15.49-     15.49       15.49
Flank Steak                                  16.49-     17.95       17.46
Skirt Steak                                  14.95-     14.99       14.97
Chuck Roast                                  11.45-     13.32       12.42
Eye of Round Roast                           11.95-     27.57       17.67
Top Sirloin                                  16.49-     31.96       24.76
Sirloin Tip                                  11.66-     13.49       12.58
Brisket                                      11.29-     14.49       12.89
Ribs                                         12.32-     13.49       12.91
Prime Rib                                    26.95-     37.13       32.04
Tenderloin                                   39.95-     45.71       42.72
Stew Meat                                    13.49-     15.95       14.84
Jerky                                        22.48-     43.80       37.99

Hearts                                       13.90-     13.99       13.95
Livers                                       14.90-     14.99       14.95
Tongues                                       7.48-     12.58       10.03

Hot Dogs                                     14.95-     17.50       16.23
Ground Bison (Bulk Lean)                     12.49-     15.29       13.51
Ground Bison (Patties)                       10.99-     15.29       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    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
        www.ams.usda.gov/LPSMarketNewsPage


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