Wool Growers and Sheep Herders
In the rural west, lands were grazed not only by cattle but also sheep. Wool growers recruited Basque sheepherders from Spain, who lived in wagons on the open range. It was a lonesome life. A full article is coming soon…
Many western families produced a few hogs for sale, often herding them a few miles from the homestead into town, where they would be loaded onto trucks and often transported by rail to Ogden.
A full article is coming soon…
All those animals had to eat, and many local farms produced hay. Even byproducts from other produce became feed, like the stinky “pug stack” of spent pea vines from the Del Monte pea canning operation down the road.
A full article is coming soon..
Get Stockyard Stories
We have a lot more history to share and will be adding stories over time related to the Ogden Union Stockyards. Get new stories by emailed to you periodically.