The Oklahoma National Stockyards is critical for ag, livestock marketing

The Oklahoma National Stockyards is the world’s largest cattle stocker and feeder market. So, it holds a significant place in the agriculture and business arena.

Last March, amid the pandemic chaos, the business was marked as essential and therefore protocols had to be established and followed.

Kelli Payne, President of the ONS, says that the facility plays a critical role in livestock marketing.

Payne stated, “I couldn’t be more proud of the buyers that we have in there week in and week out, and true price discovery is what you’re going to have in an auction market. I know producers have a number of options of how they can market their cattle, but we believe at the end of the day, the robust bidding and excitement that’s in that barn is second to none.”

Since its inception, more than 102 million head of livestock have passed through the Oklahoma National Stockyards.

Auctions are held Monday and Tuesday each week.


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