Numbers up for bison, prices down

The number of bison on offer was up but sale prices were down during the 26th annual show and sale at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina.

Seventy-nine head sold for a total of $451,810 compared to 67 animals that sold for $531,650 last year.

Two bulls each sold for $17,000 to top the sale, including the grand champion male from Silver Creek Bison at Binscarth, Man., and a two-year-old from Irish Creek Bison at Vermilion, Alta.

The reserve bull from Beldon Bison at Nipawin, Sask., sold for $11,500.

On the female side, Tatonka Ranch from Fort St. John, B.C., showed the grand champion female, a yearling that sold for $6,700. The reserve female from Big Country Bison at Pelly, Sask., sold for $7,500.

But the high seller was a two-year-old bred heifer from Torch River Bison, Snowden, Sask., that went for $7,600.

Agribition was held Nov. 19-24.

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