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Breeder of South Poll Grass Cattle

Archive for November 2011

Charting Cattle Linear Measurements

November 28, 2011

Previously, we talked about taking measurements on our heifers. By using a radar chart or spider chart we learned about by reading a page at Rotokawa Cattle Co., we can first plot what the ideal body measurements and percentages should be according to Gerald Fry’s information on his website, Bovine Engineering.  These measurements are plotted […]

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Linear Measurements to Evaluate Heifers

November 27, 2011

With the help of my friend, JB, we recorded linear measurements on our Holiday Ranch cattle back on November 8th when all animals were worked through the chute.  We used homemade PVC pipe measuring tools adapted from those used by Gerald Fry.  Gerald is probably our country’s number one advocate for linear measuring. The information […]

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Evaluating replacement heifers with DNA

November 27, 2011

How do we at Holiday Ranch evaluate which heifers to keep?  Let me tell you, it is a very arduous process. As stated in our previous post, our Missouri partner, Bruce Shanks, has previously evaluated these heifers visually for multiple traits.  The very best have been selected to come to Florida to be developed and […]

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Rating System for Replacement Heifer Evaluation

November 26, 2011

Learn how Holiday Ranch scores replacement heifers.

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Cattlemen of the Year

November 17, 2011

Kay and Cliff White were pleasantly surprised by the honor of Washington County Cattlemen of the Year bestowed upon them during the Farm City Banquet held in Chipley, Florida on November 17, 2011. The Whites purchased a portion of the late Coy Dyson farm on Highway 79 five miles South of Vernon in 2003.  They […]

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