AGRICULTURE: Million-Dollar Baby

There had never been a Hereford bull like Hazford Rupert 81st. At the age of three he won the grand prize at Chicago's International Livestock Exposition in 1936. Deep-bodied, square-rumped, the Hereford champion was sold to Cattleman Roy J. Turner, now Oklahoma's Governor. The price was small, only $18,500 for Rupert and nine other bulls. Rupert was withdrawn from the show ring, as Turner thought he would do better on his 10,000-acre breeding ranch in the heart of Oklahoma's "Hereford Heaven." He did.

Rupert worked so diligently at his trade that soon Hereford men referred to him respectfully as "Old...

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