The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922, June 17, 1909, Image 3

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The Groat Live Stock:
iWarkiet of the West
Nebraska's Greatest Commercial Institution
Results Talk
South Omaha has made the best showing in receipts so far this year of any of the larger mar
kets. Largest increase in cattle receipt, smallest decrease in hog receipts and is one of the two
markets which show an increase in receipts of sheep.
Greater Competitive Demand
In addition to the four large packing establishments, which through constant improvement and
enlargement are taking increased quantities of cattle, hogs and sheep, South Omaha boasts of the
acquisition of several smaller slaughtering plants. The buying power on the South Omaha market
is further augmented by largely increased orders from eastern houses and outside packing concerns
who have no local live stock markets, and by a mammoth feeder market.
Great Feeder flarket
Iine aemana ior ieeaer cniue anu sneep may uu saiu co ue unlimited at aoutn umana, particu
larly during the fall season. No one will dispute that South Omaha possesses distinct advantages
m over the other large markets in its accessibility to both range and feed lot which are becoming more
1 apparent each year and recognized alike by feeder and producer. With great success these advan
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uages ana tne general superiority oi western came iur ieeuing purposes are Deing widely advertised
throughout the feeding districts of the central west, thus creating a greater demand and a better
market at South Omaha for all classes of western cattle than may be found at any other market.
Western Market for Western Shippers
The time is at hand when very few shippers can profit by sending their cattle or sheep beyond
South Omaha and instances of this kind are becoming more rare each year. South Omaha has
become what it was originally designed to be the best market for the western shipper.
Stock Yards Facilities Unsurpassed
The stock yards facilities and service have been subjects of favorable comment at South Omaha
for more than a year and shippers will be pleased to learn that the stock yards management is
following up a good beginning by further equipping the yards for handling a much larger business
this year in a manner more satisfactory to shippers than ever before.
Twenty new unloading chutes, convenient to yarding pens and scales, with subway and double
alleys, have been added at a cost of $20,000.
Nearly 100 new pens with' scale house on the "L" street side of the yards have been built at a
cost of $25,000. These new pens are being paved with concrete and will "accomodate about 2,500
Extensive improvements have been made to the big sheep barn at a cost of $15,000, which in
crease its capacity by 10,000 sheep. These improvements include an entirely new sheep dipping
plant, said to be the finest in the United States.
Thus it may be seen that aside from endeavoring to create a greater and more competitive de
mand for all classes of live stock in order that South Omaha may continue to be the best market,
the Stock Yards Company is providing the facilities to care for its growing business in the best
manner possible.
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