Cedar Livestock was started in the mid 40’s by three or four livestock men. Sales were held on Saturdays and mostly sold cattle and a few sheep.
In the mid 60’s, the sale barn was purchased by a local cattle buyer, Fred Levanger. Later, Fred sold the barn to a man from Delta named Knight. LW Gardner from Richfield bought the barn from Knight and he hired Met Johnson to run the sale in the mid 70’s.
Met took over and bought the barn from Gardner and made many improvements. The Market Grill was added as well as new pens.
In 1989 Bret and Margo Whittier bought the barn from Met and Lana Johnson.
Cedar Livestock Market continues today with the support of the great livestock people of Southern Utah, Northern Arizona, and Southeast Nevada.
Important Note Regarding Registration to Participate in Field Trips
Due to limited group size and high demand, you must register to participate in field trips. Sign up begins one month prior to each trip at approximately 1:10 p.m. on each Friday at the conclusion of the Brown Bag lecture. Participants must provide their own vehicles and fuel. Many trips will require a high clearance vehicle and four-wheel drive capacity. Lunch is provided by DASIA for a cost of $10 per person.
This schedule is subject to change based on weather, road conditions and safety considerations. Please contact the Public Lands Information Center for any schedule or location changes.
Reservations may be made by calling the Public Lands Information Center at 435-688-3200.