A large yard containing pens and sheds, typically adjacent to a slaughterhouse, in which livestock is kept and sorted.
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- A total of 192 heifer calves (three trials) were purchased during a 2-to 3-wk period from local stockyards.
- The waste produced by industrial concentrations of animals in stockyards and factory farms continues to strain sewage facilities.
- The plant would be built in the city's stockyards area and eventually employ about 1,000 people.
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