THE OKLAHOMA CITY LIVESTOCK MARKET WILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 23rd AND THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 30th TO OBSERVE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAY. LIVESTOCK WILL BE RECEIVED AS USUAL.
OUR FIRST SALE OF THE NEW YEAR WILL BE MONDAY, JANUARY 6TH, 2014.
Stockyards City was founded October 3, 1910, and was built to serve the nation as a primary source for meat processing and packing. By 1915, Morris, Wilson and Armour all established huge packing facilities to slaughter the cattle, hogs and sheep which were transported first by cattle drive and later by railroad and truck. The area’s nickname for a time was “Packingtown.” By 1961, faced with complete overhaul and updating of equipment, the packing plants decided to close. However, the Stockyards still retains its profitable cattle trading and related businesses. Since its founding, Stockyards City has been the place for cattlemen, horsemen, farmers, ranchers and real cowboys to come for apparel, equipment, supplies, a good meal, and the opportunity to catch up on what was going on over a cold sarsaparilla with fellow cattlemen. For over 80 years, Stockyards City has continually offered the kind of quality products and services which are synonymous with the heritage of the West.