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High prices thrill Wyo. and Colo. bison ranchers

With bison meat prices at an all-time high, Wyoming and Colorado ranchers are finding themselves in a great position to take advantage. In 2010, bison was going for about $2.38 a pound. This year, the going rate is closer to $3.90, and prices for live animals are strong as well. Store prices are also high,… Continue Reading High prices thrill Wyo. and Colo. bison ranchers

Tribe looks to teenagers to revive bison demand

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It seems an unlikely concept: teenagers forgoing the immediacy of a McDonald’s Big Mac to don an apron, grab a meat patty and learn how to cook their own lower-fat version in the kitchen. But for a group of students at the Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota, they’re doing just that while learning about… Continue Reading Tribe looks to teenagers to revive bison demand

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The National Bison Association says the buffalo industry is ending the year on a strong note. The Colorado-based association says ranchers were receiving about $3.25 per pound for slaughter bulls in November, which is almost 35 percent higher than what they received at the beginning of the year. Association Executive Director Dave Carter says the… Continue Reading Bison ranchers ending year with higher meat prices

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