How does a producer bring a bison ‘to market’?
There are several ways to sell your bison: sell at an auction, sell to an individual (called private treaty), sell to a feedlot/slaughterhouse, or sell meat. Auctions require getting your bison TB/bangs tests done within 30 days of the auction which requires 2 trips through a chute, and adding an ear tag supplied by the auction. Interstate movement of bison requires these tests. Beyond the cost of testing and vaccinations, most auctions charge a 5% commission.