Bison-meat demand more than supply

by Bryan Salvage
Share This:

FULTON, S.D.— Demand for bison meat far outweighs the supply, said Ralph Mahoney, a Fulton, S.D., man who has raised bison for 47 years. Mr. Mahoney told The Associated Press that the demand for the low-cholesterol bison meat should increase, as society becomes more health-conscious.

Bison meat was previously a challenging product to sell, which led to many "hobby" producers to drop out.

According to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, South Dakota was the nation's top producer of bison in 2008, with an inventory of 38,700 head — which is twice as much compared to the No. 2 state, Nebraska. North Dakota was third with an inventory of 15,900 head.

READER COMMENTS:

From: Frank W.
This is good news for Ted Turner.

From: Chef Lazar
Bison is getting more and more popular

From Mary G.(bison@centurytel.net)
Anyone interested in producing bison, contact the NBA (National Bison Assoc.) or us (
www.northstarbison.com). We need bison.

 

 

Comment on this Article
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Please comply with our Community rules.

 

 


The views expressed in the comments section of Meat and Poultry News do not reflect those of Meat and Poultry News or its parent company, Sosland Publishing Co., Kansas City, Mo. Concern regarding a specific comment may be registered with the Editor by clicking the Report Abuse link.