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Published July 07, 2010, 02:16 PM

Big increase in the demand for buffalo meat

(WDAY TV) - The national demand for buffalo meat is being felt, here in the Valley.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The North American Bison Cooperative president says they've seen a big increase in people buying the meat across the nation, but there aren't many new producers.

At Meats by John and Wayne, the owners say they aren't seeing it fly off the shelves, but have seen a big increase in price. It's about 30 cents more a pound.

Last time they saw that increase was about a year ago. The reason, they say, could be that it's healthier.

"It's just leaner, it doesn't have the marbling that beef does. A leaner, healthier cut of meat."

Buffalo meat also has a stronger flavor than cattle beef.