Photo: Ogden Stockyards & Nearby Railyards


Josh
 

Some items of note about this photo, the large factory structure just across the river from the stockyards is the Swift packing plant. Livestock bought in the auction yard was easily taken across the river on a private bridge to be slaughtered and processed. The big light-colored building in the yard above the Swift building and below the grain elevator was Pacific Fruit Express's icing platform, which while owned by PFE was used to ice all refrigerator cars leaving Ogden. Everything needed to take the animal from field to supermarket was located in close proximity.

 

Josh Bernhard


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Ogden Stockyards & Nearby Railyards

Photo from Weber State University Stewart Library:

https://cdm.weber.edu/digital/collection/OSY/id/38

This photo can be enlarged.

Biographical/Historical Note:        

“The Ogden Union Stockyard was a key fixture in the largest livestock market west of Denver during its heyday from 1916 to 1971. The activities at the yard brought Ogden national attention as a livestock center. The rise of the livestock shows, auctions, etc. at the site spurred the local and regional livestock industry, thereby physically shaping the development of the agricultural landscape both near and far.”

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup