By J'Nell Pate

ISBN-10: 0875653049

ISBN-13: 9780875653044

ISBN-10: 1423710444

ISBN-13: 9781423710448

Livestock markets for the sale and distribution of meat constructed as early because the days of colonial the United States. within the mid-nineteenth century, as westward enlargement elevated and railroads constructed, stockyard businesses shaped which will meet the call for of a turning out to be country. opposite to markets, those businesses have been centrally geared up and controlled by way of a decide on few central companions. America’s old Stockyards: cattle Hotels is an exam of such stockyards, from their early beginnings to their eventual decline.

Stockyards helped to set up a few of America’s maximum towns. Early at the scene have been stockyards in towns equivalent to Cincinnati, differently often called “Porkopolis,” and meat stockyards and packing powerhouse Chicago, which was once thought of the number 1 cattle marketplace within the state. Markets quickly opened within the Midwest and at last multiplied extra westward to California and Oregon.

Other smaller markets made huge contributions to the undefined. The cow cities of citadel worthy and Wichita by no means reached the prestige of Chicago yet did have huge farm animals receipts. citadel worthy, for example, grew to become the most important horse and mule industry in 1915, as international warfare I produced an elevated call for for those animals.

Meatpacking moguls often called the large Four—Phillip Armour, Gustavus rapid, Nelson Morris, and Edward Cudahy—usually financed those turning out to be markets, managed the meatpacking enterprise and, in flip, the stockyards businesses. even supposing the participants replaced, this oligopoly remained intact for far of the period of the stockyards undefined. even though, as railways gave solution to highways, the markets declined and so too did those moguls. via the top of the 20th century, virtually each significant marketplace closed, bringing an finish to the stockyard era.

J’Nell Pate’s exam of this period, the folk, and the markets themselves recounts an important a part of the background of America’s meat industry.

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The sales marketing process that evolved by the 1960s had added an auction to this long-held practice of private treaty sales. The purpose was to compete with small auctions that had developed in small country towns. Other marketing methods included direct sales to packers from feedlots and, by the 1980s, full-color video shots of entire herds grazing on their own range. C HAP TE R TWO E AR LY L IVE STOCK M AR KETS Colonial to 1850s The roots of America’s livestock marketing lay on the east side of the Atlantic.

As a lasting result of the war, the total number of markets and packing establishments declined; those that survived grew larger. The major livestock markets at the time consisted of Cincinnati, Louisville, St. 17 Soon the major livestock markets shifted to the Midwest and formed large stockyards complexes as the nation’s railroad network built westward as well. ”18 The rapid creation of railroad-based markets after the Civil War began the exciting stockyards story. C HAPTE R TH RE E S TOCKYAR DS “C OM PAN I E S ” E M E RG E 1860s to 1920s Following the Civil War the phenomenon known as the long drive burst on the scene with all its color and romance.

A Texas cattle feeder, A. L. Black, looked back on livestock marketing and remarked, “The mode of transportation has always dictated the way we Introduced at most older stockyards in the late 1950s, the livestock auction required a special building. Most were similar with theatre-type seats, an air conditioned facility, and a snack bar. The St. Louis market here hosted a horse auction. Photo by Russ Maxwell AD-PIX Photo, East St. Louis. Courtesy St. Louis National Stockyards. “H OTE L” O CC U PANCY DWI N DLE S 43 market cattle.

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