Last Bid at the Sioux Falls Stockyards
Last Draft, Last Bid: 92 Years at the Sioux Falls Stockyards
On June 25, 2009, 21 black heifers were herded into the arena show ring at the Sioux Falls Stockyards. Offered for sale as a group, or draft, this consignment of cattle would be the last sold at the Sioux Falls Stockyards. A final bid was made and after 92 years of cattle sales at the facility, the auctioneer's gavel sounded for the last time.
Long-time livestock market expert and broadcaster Jim Woster and SDPB's Stephanie Rissler host this one-hour look back at was once the busiest livestock market in the nation.
The television program aired on Thursday, August 13th, 2009.
Bill Anderson - Livestock Broker
Gladys Ambroson - Stockyards Employee, Stockette
Barney Blauwet - Larchwood, IA Producer
Dallas Bowron - Former Stockyards Employee, Producer
Bill Frankman - Olsen-Frankman Livestock
Dan Gee - Prof. Emeritus, South Dakota State University
Bob Kappel - Environmental Mgr., City of Sioux Falls
Ben Kringen- Longtime Stockyards Employee
Bill McDougal - Longtime Cattle Buyer
Charlie McIntyre - Former USDA Reporter
Milton Munk - Trucker
Dave Munsen - Sioux Falls Mayor
Lee Randall - Trucker
Roger Schneekloth, Al Ahlers, Jeff Schneekloth
Robert Swenson, Clare Vollan, Bob Jacobson, Dick Peterson
Joel Westra - Auctioneer
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