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Monday, November 14, 2022
Roy family, OSU celebrate 100 years of Oklahoma King
This fall marks the centennial crowning of Oklahoma King, a progeny of Oklahoma State University’s purebred Duroc operation that was declared Grand Champion Barrow at the 1922 International Livestock Show.

At 14 months old and weighing in at 550 pounds, The Duroc Journal reported that Oklahoma King reigned the land: “In competition with all breeds and when the smoke cleared away, he was given the purple (ribbon) as being the best barrow in the world.”

A century ago, when the international show was held in Chicago, Oklahoma King was praised for his superiority of the Duroc breed, and OSU swine herdsmen Felix Roy established himself as one of the most skilled and knowledgeable swine nutrition experts in the country.

In a 1922 edition of The Duroc Digest, Oklahoma King and the duroc breed were raved about: “Red hogs will take hogs of any and all other colors to a cleaning right along. But when this Duroc barrow of unsurpassed conformation and finish carried off the premier honor at this greatest of livestock shows, there was recorded the absolute and undisputed proof of the value and effectiveness of Pig Club Work.”

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