This is Cattle Country
Monday, May 15, 2017
Wyoming earned its nickname the "Cowboy State" due to its proliferation of ranches and livestock. The cattle industry is still going strong. It accounts for over half of all cash receipts related to agriculture in the state.
The Torrington Livestock Market offers cattle for sale by live auction. The company's origins date back to 1934. It's the largest livestock market in Wyoming and one of the top five in the nation. In the fall, it's typical for the market to sell 19,000 head per week.
Torrington Livestock attracts buyers from all over the nation and draws cattle from a nine-state region, which includes: Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, South Dakota, Montana and the bulk of Wyoming.