FARMING: Hereford Heaven

Last Saturday was sunny and warm in southern Oklahoma. On the Lazy D Ranch, near Ada, some 400 cattlemen from the U.S. and Canada gathered around a small straw-covered arena. Most of them wore ten-gallon hats, cowboy boots and levis. So the most important figure of the day looked out of place in a cap and a "bulky, sheepskin-lined winter coat. He was chubby George Rodanz, 37, a Toronto, Ont. trucklines operator and cattle breeder. He had come to Oklahoma's annual three-day auction, in the heart of "Hereford heaven," to buy a prize bull.

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