Bison cutting chart for whole and half bison

Whole and Half Bison For Sale

In addition to our Premium American Bison retail sales, Black Mountain Bison also offers whole and half bison for sale. Please review the information below.

Pricing and Availablity

We have a limited number of whole and half bison available at any given time. We are currently taking orders for animals that will be processed in July 2023. Please use the form to contact us about a purchase of a whole or half animal.

One-Half Bison – True Half
Price: $5.75/pound plus processing costs* on the hanging weight**
($500 deposit required)

For a 1/2 of bison, you will receive between 166 – 200 lbs of meat. Price & weight may vary depending on the actual weight of the animal. We will provide customers with a cutting instructions form for how they would like their meat packaged.

Whole Bison – True Whole
Price: $4.75/pound plus processing costs* on the hanging weight**
($500 deposit required)

For a whole bison, you will receive between 290 – 380 lbs of meat. Price & weight may vary depending on the actual weight of the animal. We will provide customers with a cutting instructions form so they can specify what cuts of meat they would like and how they would like it packaged.

*processing costs are payable to the packing plant at the time of pickup. You will be responsible for this charge. As of October 2022, this cost was approximately $1.05/lb hanging weight, plus a slaughter charge of $100, and a single-pack fee of $20 per animal.

**the hanging weight, a.k.a. carcass weight or hot weight, is NOT the actual amount of meat you will receive. You will receive approximately 60% +/- of the hanging weight.

Shipping:
The shipping of whole and half bison is not included in the above pricing. Please feel free to contact a member of our team at (970) 528-1800 for an ESTIMATE on shipping costs to your location.

FAQs

How much meat will I get?

This will depend on what cuts you select and how thick/heavy you want them cut. But as an example, a recent whole bison produced the following cuts:

2 x Backribs
8 x Bavette Steaks
3-4 Packs of Cut Femur Bones
2 x Briskets (or 4 halves)
12 x Chuck Roasts
17 x Filets (Tenderloin)
2 x Flank Steaks
12 x Flat Iron Steaks
150 lbs of Ground Bison (1 lb packs)
1 x Bison Heart (halved)
2 x Inside Skirt Steaks
3-4 Packs of Knuckles (bones)
8 x Liver (1 lb packs)
2 x Outside Skirt Steaks
2 x Petite Tenders
20 x Ribeyes
8 x Short Ribs
1 x Tongue
2 x Tri-Tip Roasts

How long does it take for me to get my meat?

Generally, it will be 3-4 weeks from the time the animals are processed until the meat is ready for pick up. Sometimes, a little sooner, sometimes, a little later.

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