Holiday Ranch
Breeder of South Poll Grass Cattle

Posts Tagged ‘Bruce Shanks

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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Rating System for Replacement Heifer Evaluation

November 26, 2011

Learn how Holiday Ranch scores replacement heifers.

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He’s Ba-a-ack! South Poll Bull M480

May 18, 2011

When Holiday Ranch started in the South Poll business with 40 cows back in 2004, we had Dave Roberts (South Poll guru and keeper of all knowledge) select our herd sire.  This “big boy” was M480.  We knew M480 must be special because his photo was featured in the Bent Tree Farms brochure when he […]

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Holiday Ranch Tender Heifer for Sale

May 15, 2011

Our friend Dave Roberts at Fort Payne asked us to reconsider consigning a female to the 2011 South Poll Field Day seed stock auction.  We did not have any females for sale, but because “Dave asked”, we came up with a real jewel. Allow me to introduce Debutante 10110: 10110 is very special.  Her sire […]

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2011 South Poll Field Day

May 15, 2011

The third South Poll Cattle Association annual meeting and field day will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 24th and 25th, at Bent Tree Farms, the home of Teddy and Linda Gentry and also the home of the South Poll breed, on Lookout Mountain near Fort Payne, Alabama.

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Holiday Ranch Alternative Agriculture Award

February 27, 2011

I’m sure you learned a lot about South Poll cattle and organic benefits to the consumer, producer, animal, and farmer. I hope you enjoyed all of the interesting facts because one day it just might come in handy.

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Keys to Grass-fed Success

April 16, 2010

The South Polls were bred for high fertility, longevity, heat-tolerance, gentle disposition, slick hair and moderate frame size.

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