Stanford's livestock market will open Thursday, July 26, one of its owners said.
Located on 20 acres on Cordier Lane on U.S. 150 east of Stanford, Blue Grass Stockyards is an economic boon to the county, said Arlen Sanders, economic development specialist and chairman of the Lincoln County Industrial Development Board.
"Each sale day will bring a significant amount of people to the community who will have a positive impact on virtually all businesses in the county," he said.
"It's probably one of the most modern facilities of its type in the country," said Lincoln County Agriculture Extension Agent Dan Grigson. "They're coming where the market's at. Lincoln and the surrounding counties are heavy producers of beef and dairy cattle."