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The bison industry processes approximately 60,000 head annually.
The bison industry processes approximately 60,000 head annually.
Eric Zimmer
January 3, 2017

Bison Industry in SD Ranks No. 1 Nationally

South Dakota maintained its no.1 spot in the nation’s bison industry in 2016, reports KOTA News. South Dakota produced over 10,000 head more than any other state in the nation.

The bison industry is much smaller than similar industries, such as cattle. The beef industry slaughters approximately 60,000 head per day, while the bison industry processes nearly that many on an annual basis.

To read about bison in the Black Hills region, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s online news archive

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