There are over 200 neat packing and processing plants located in the states adjacent to Buffalo. Thirty million people live in these states. The constant demand of these numerous packers insures the highest prices being paid for all classes of live stock.
The Buffalo market is not dominated by any group of packers. No market in the country enjoys such competitive bidding for your live stock. Buffalo is America’s second railroad center – rapid and adequate transportation attracts buyers to this market. Fast transportation and the close proximity of Buffalo to the live stock producing territory makes it possible for live stock to reach this market with a minimum shrink.
The stock yard facilities furnish the best possible accommodations – pure, filtered water and high grade feeds put live stock in excellent condition for sale. Compare Buffalo prices with other markets. You will find that this market gives you the greatest average net returns for your live stock.
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New York Central Stockyards, covering 100 acres, are opened to the public along William Street in Buffalo by Dean Richmond, with a shipment of hogs; the first shipment of cattle would be unloaded Jan 7 1864
First shipment of cattle are unloaded at the New York Central Stockyards along William Street in Buffalo; the 100 acre stockyards opened Dec 25 1863 with the delivery of a shipment of hogs
Fire destroys the New York Central Stockyards along William Street in Buffalo; opened in Dec 1863, they would quickly be rebuilt
Leonard L. Crocker, early superintendent of the New York Central stockyards in Buffalo, namesake of Crocker Avenue in Sloan
Crandall House at 949 William Street in Buffalo is opened by Asa B. Crandall, primarily to serve those in the Buffalo stockyard area; it was the first hotel in Buffalo with telephone and telegraph service
Sisters of Charity begin operating a first aid station for workers in the Buffalo stockyards along William Street; the first aid service would become Emergency Hospital at 108 Pine Street in Feb 1902
Citizens Bank of Buffalo begins operating at William and Sherman Streets, set up to serve the then-booming stockyards of East Buffalo
Diocese of Buffalo purchases a plot of land at Lewis and Lyman Streets near the Buffalo stockyards, for construction of Precious Blood parish
Emergency Hospital (later Sheehan Memorial) opens at 108 Pine Street at Eagle Street, moving from South Division and Michigan; it was founded in 1884 by the Sisters of Charity as a First Aid station near the Buffalo stockyards in the William Street area
Union Stockyards Bank opens for business inside the Livestock Exchange Building at William and Depot Streets in Buffalo
Truckload of eight bulls overturns in Niagara Square, en route from Canada to the Buffalo stockyards to be fattened up for a rodeo-thrill circus scheduled for Jun 17 1941
New York Central Railroad abandons plans to build a stockyard and feeding station in Cheektowaga, after opposition from town residents
US Post Office Department arranges to purchase New York Central Railroad property in the old stockyards area on William Street near Central Terminal for construction of a new five million dollar main office
New York Central Railroad announces plans to close its East Buffalo stockyards on William Street in June 1958
US Post Office Department in Washington DC chooses a site at 1200 William Street in the old Buffalo stockyards area for a new main Buffalo post office; final plans would be approved Oct 19 1960, with opening in 1963 and dedication Oct 10 1964
US Post Office Department approves plans for a new 16 million dollar main Buffalo post office, to be built at 1200 William Street in the old stockyards area; the new facility would open in 1963 and be dedicated Oct 10 1964
Bidding process is opened for construction of the new main Buffalo post office at 1200 William Street in the old stockyards area; the building would open in 1963, and be dedicated Oct 10 1964
Niagara Frontier Stockyards Company relocates from 1168 William Street to 1285 William Street, to make room for construction of the new Buffalo post office
Mayor Chester Kowal signs legislation for a 2.7 million Thruway Industrial Park urban renewal project, in the old decaying Buffalo stockyards along William Street between Fillmore and Bailey Avenues
Buffalo Post Office at 1200 William Street, in the old stockyards area, is formally dedicated by US Postmaster General John Gronouski; built for 16 million dollars, it is hailed as one of the most modern mail facilities in the country