Omaha livestock market became the largest in the world. It surpassed
Chicago as the busiest stockyard. Everyday thousands of pigs, cows, and
sheep would be shipped. They would ship them to Omahas pens where they
would be sold to packinghouses for slaughter or to other livestock
producers for fattening or breeding stock. In 1967 the number of
livestock brought to Omaha dropped. They officially closed in 1999.
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