Oklahoma Poultry Club Aims for Mega Show Victory
By Tom Seest
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The MEGA Show will feature over 1,000 varieties of chicken, turkey, duck, goose, and fowl for sale. Show winners will receive a $1,000 prize. The show is sponsored by the Oklahoma Canadian Valley Poultry Club. This event is open to the public.
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Gary Dean’s farm is a traditional one-breed flock that does not rotate their time on the field. This allows them to be free range around the clock. He is also committed to breeding the oldest line of Cream Legbars in the country, the Granite Plains line.
Last week, Mrs. Hall visited the farm and spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Gardner. She was joined by Rev. and Mrs. E. C. Day, as well as Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Clark, who are from Texas. During the week-end, Lt. Hardy and Miss June Reid were guests at the farm. They read a letter to Mrs. Hicks.
In addition, Granite Plains II entered five Cream Legbars at the Oklahoma Canadian Valley’s Mega Poultry Show. It was a big show for this flock, as they doubled in size at weaning and are 53 pounds heavier than a male No. Holstein at the age of four. These birds will make excellent meat and will make good pets.
The next day, the material for the material arrived. After receiving the material, Joe and Mrs. J. D. spent the weekend with their children. They danced and ate a lot. Afterward, they celebrated with friends and family in their home.
The family members are T. J. Farlow and Mrs. Wallace of Duncan, Oklahoma. They received a B. A. from Clinton, S. C., and are doing fine. On Sunday, Mr. Allen and Mrs. Mitchell of Mobile will join them. Boris Mitchell’s family is staying with them. The Mitchells have two young children.
The Granite Plains II team includes farmers from North and South Louisiana. They sell mixed-grass hay and 50-lb. bales of Alicia, Bahia, and ryegrass. Other farmers selling Bahia hay are L. Hebert of Abbeville, V. Russell of Iota Parish, and Oscar Bearden Jr. of Downsville. They each sell their x5-rd. Bales of hay.
The Granite Plains II coop has been growing chicks for many years and has now expanded its flock to five flocks. The breed has been shown at numerous shows and has been recognized throughout Oklahoma. It has won several major awards and is continuing to improve its reputation.
If you want to buy fresh eggs and produce, you can visit one of the farmers markets in your area. The Farmers Market in Franklin is open from May through October. In Covington, there are two markets: the Farmers Market at the Unitarian Church Parking Lot and the Farmers Market on Railroad Avenue. In Pearl River, there is a trailhead farmers market on the third Saturday of the month.
The Canadian Valley Poultry Club is a group of chicken enthusiasts from Norman, Oklahoma. They sponsor the annual MEGA Grand Poultry Show, a free, public show that will feature thousands of chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and other fowl.
During this year’s show, Granite Plains sponsored the Caldwell family of Dripping Springs, TX, who were showing their Cream Legbar breed in their 4H project. Along with five other families, the Caldwell family’s exhibit was followed by a breed evaluation. The evaluation helps breeders improve their breed. They must meet certain criteria to gain official breed recognition in North America.
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