Saturday, October 6, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: October 6

October 6, 1902 – Eight thousand cattle were received at the South St. Paul stock yards today.

This breaks all records. Last year the record was 4,600 cattle, but that has been beaten several times this year.

The car record was 412 cars, which smashes all records again. Two weeks ago it was thought that high water mark had been reached when the number of cars reached 372.+

The shipments of cattle were heavy all over the country, and it is explained that the market was due to fall, and there was a grand rush to get the cattle in at high prices.

As to the quality not much can be said. Most of the animals need more feeding before they will be fat enough to kill.

The Minneapolis Tribune; “Breaks All Records. Eight Thousand Cattle Received at South St. Paul. Car Records Also Go Glimmering—Quality Not the Best and Prices Go Down.”; October 7, 1902; p. 7.

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