Byron Alder

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This contest is conducted on a part of the Utah State Agricultural College Farm near the experimental poultry yards. It is managed by the Poultry Division with an experienced poultry raiser in direct charge of the feeding and care of the hens in the contest. The buildings, grounds, and fences were built and furnished by the Agricultural Experiment Station.

The purpose of the contest is (1) to impress on the poultry raisers the importance of greater care in the selection of their fowls and in the value of proper feeding and housing, (2) to stimulate a greater interest in the breeding of better fowls, and (3) to give all poultry raisers an opportunity to obtain trapnest records of their birds, thus making possible better breeding through the use of returned trapnested contest birds with official records. The contest also makes it possible for any breeder to have his strain of fowls tested for production and compared with other strains under the same conditions.