In 1955 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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