Bison

U.S. Bison Trying To Get Into Japan
U.S. Bison Trying To Get Into Japan
U.S. Bison Trying To Get Into Japan
American bison is trying to gain access to the Japanese market.  Industry officials recently had an opportunity to meet face to face with Japanese officials during a visit to some U.S. bison processing facilities.  Jim Matheson, Executive Director of the National Bison Association, said they’ve lobbied Japan for access for several years.   "It so happened ...
Bison A Great Story Of American Agriculture
Bison A Great Story Of American Agriculture
Bison A Great Story Of American Agriculture
The bison industry is a unique part of the world of agriculture.  The American Bison, whose population once exceeded 30 million animals, was decimated to near extension in the late 19th century.  However, the bison now numbers over 400,000 head across North America.  And according to ...
USDA Works To Offer Assistance To A Variety Of Commodity Groups
USDA Works To Offer Assistance To A Variety Of Commodity Groups
USDA Works To Offer Assistance To A Variety Of Commodity Groups
The bison industry is one reflection of the broad scope of USDA programs available to our nation's producers. "Because of the efforts of the USDA, we have managed to make it through some rather difficult times; most recently, the C-FAP program," said Donnis Baggett of the National Bison Association ...
USDA Awards Contracts for RFID Ear Tags
USDA Awards Contracts for RFID Ear Tags
USDA Awards Contracts for RFID Ear Tags
The USDA recently awarded contracts to purchase up to eight million radio frequency identification ear tags. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says the RFID tags will help increase overall animal disease traceability in cattle and bison. The ...
Bison Association Launches Petition to Stop Buffalo Labeling
Bison Association Launches Petition to Stop Buffalo Labeling
Bison Association Launches Petition to Stop Buffalo Labeling
The National Bison Association wants the Department of Agriculture to immediately develop new labeling policies to stop water buffalo products sold in the U.S. from being labeled only as "buffalo."  The association launched an online petition last week seeking the measures from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration.  The pet...
Bison Continues To Grow In Popularity With Consumers
Bison Continues To Grow In Popularity With Consumers
Bison Continues To Grow In Popularity With Consumers
Bison reigns indisputably as the largest land mammal in North America. "The ones that we take to market for meat, a 2-year-old bull is about the same size as a two year old steer," said Dave Carter with the National Bison Association.  He added that Bison raised for meat are similar in size to beef cattle, with the males going in at 12-hundred pounds and the females at 1-thousand pounds.
Bison Prices, Demand Continuing to Rise
Bison Prices, Demand Continuing to Rise
Bison Prices, Demand Continuing to Rise
When the USDA started tracking bison prices in June in 2004, carcasses were about $1.40 per pound, Dave Carter, National Bison Association Executive-Director says the most recent report was $4.80 per pound.   That’s why Carter said they’ve been having their most profitable year ever and the people who eat the meat are likely to keep that going.   “As the...
U.S. Bison Sales Increasing
The National Bison Association last week announced U.S. bison sales have topped $340 million at the retail and foodservice level.  However, the association said continued growth is primarily constrained by the limited supply of market-ready animals.  Th...