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Many are familiar with the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, where Goldilocks tries to find a bed that's not too hard, nor too soft, but “just right.” Learn how this same concept can help producers find a carcass size that's "just right" for bison processing.
Are bison amenable or non-amenable? How does the definition of bison affect harvest systems and quality of meat and carcasses?
While status of bison as an amenable versus non-amenable species seems confusing and complex, there are associated benefits and consequences for each definition.
Expanded Meat and Poultry Processing Resources Available to S.D. Livestock Producers and Meat Processors
The USDA's commitment to creating a more-resilient, diverse and equitable meat and poultry processing system is making new opportunities for rancher-owned enterprises, worker-owned housing and other cooperative initiatives.