YUKON — Express Ranches in Yukon is not only recognized for its cattle production, but it is also headquarters for Express Clydesdales, a popular breed of show horses. The hardy breed commonly used for pulling heavy loads has become famous as a mascot for various companies in recent years. "They were the semi-truck before the motor,” said Josh Minshull, Express Clydesdales general manager. As many as a 1,000 people a week visit Express Clydesdales in the summer, Minshull said. "Senior adults remember back in the day when horses like this were used for work,” he said. "Little kids like them because they have never seen anything like them before.” Express Clydesdales is home to 20 of the large horses. "Our horses are black and white (as) opposed to bay, or tan and white,” Minshull said. "Black and white make up only 10 percent of the breed.” Express Ranches is owned by Bob Funk, founder and owner of Express Services Inc., the largest privately held professional staffing firm in the United States. The ranch runs as many as 50,000 cattle a year, Minshull said. Express Ranches is the No. 1 seedstock cattle operation in the United States, according to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The ranch operates on 10,000 acres north of Yukon at 2202 N 11. Express Ranches has programs for genetic research and breeding improvements. It markets bulls and sells other cattle. The ranch promotes a number of youth programs. For more information about Express Ranches, go to www.expressranches.com. Express Clydesdales is at 12701 W Wilshire. The barns and a gift shop are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information about Express Clydesdales, go online to www.expressclydesdales.com.