Sale Day at the stockyard

A boy attending the sale jumped into the pen after seeing this goat in distress.

A boy attending the sale jumped into the pen after seeing this goat in distress.

While driving through Oklahoma in May, 2015, I visited a stockyard on sale day. Soon after arriving, a friendly woman who said she was a retired English teacher took me under her wing to give me the lay of the land. She preferred not to be on camera, and the stockyard prefers not to be identified (they asked me to stop filming). The footage is rough, but gives an idea of the sights and sounds, and my guide was very helpful in explaining what things meant and describing why she likes to come to these sales. I'll share my impressions of being there in the Notebook, and let the clips take it from here.

 

Part 1: Lay of the Land

(3:01)

Part 2: Loving the Babies

(3:03)

Part 3: A Casualty and a Handsome Bull

(2:02)