Holiday Ranch
Breeder of South Poll Grass Cattle

Posts Tagged ‘grass

Time is running out to purchase South Poll bull

June 21, 2015

TASTE TEST SCORE

Breed HB Tender HB
Juicy HB
Flavor RE
Tender RE
Juicy RE
Flavor BR
Tender BR Juicy BR Flavor Total
A Waygu
x Angus 58 58 56 57 60 50 57 57 50 503
B South
Poll 59 62 57 62 64 61 61 57 54 537
C Black
Angus 49 41 53 38 38 48 59 58 54 438
D Devonx comm’l 60 57 59 60 51 61 64 59 64 535
Total 226 218 225 217 213 220 241 231 222 2013

The summary of total points showed the South Poll scored the highest (537) followed by the Devon (535), Wagyu-Angus cross (503) and Black Angus (438). Also note, the South Poll scored highest overall of the four breeds for ribeye tenderness, juiciness and flavor. No definite conclusions can be reached based on this very narrow study. However, the data obtained is interesting and may be useful for future research ideas. The most important finding verified that 100% grass-fed beef can be produced without smelling bad, tasting funky and being tough.
It is worth noting the Pit Master said the quality and taste of the grass-fed beef presented at the tasting event far exceeded his expectations. Prior to processing, he firmly believed the Wagyu would place first in every category followed in quality order by the Black Angus, South Poll, and Devon in that order.
Cliff and Kay White are the owners of Holiday Ranch with locations in the Florida panhandle and southwest Missouri near Springfield. Holiday Ranch breeds South Poll cattle, a new grass-genetics breed of cattle bred specifically to excel on grass only in a hot, humid environment and produce tender, quality grass-fed beef.

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Do You Want to Know A Secret?

May 21, 2015

Pssst…..do you want to know a secret? Did you know South Poll cattle are the best kept secret in the cattle industry? • South polls thrive and fatten on grass. They are “easy keepers”. Cattle are not created equal when it comes to cattle that thrive on grass with never any grain. • South Polls […]

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Rating System for Replacement Heifer Evaluation

November 26, 2011

Learn how Holiday Ranch scores replacement heifers.

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Chief, Newest South Poll Bull to be Honored

September 9, 2011

Hey everybody.  I’m back!  It has been a long, hot summer at Holiday Ranch.  I have been busy with my vegetable gardening and canning, plus a number of other obligations that kept me from writing.  I promise to do better now that things are slowing down a bit. The first item of exciting news is […]

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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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Something New! Spraying Milk on Pasture

February 23, 2011

At Holiday Ranch we decided the time was right to include some milk in our pasture spraying.

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Mother of Great Bulls

October 7, 2010

Ask a South Poll breeder who their favorite cow is and you are likely to hear the name B0358.

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Road Trip

October 3, 2010

Do you just love to look at really nice cattle? We do!

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Best of the Best

September 21, 2010

At Holiday Ranch, our goal is to produce the best of the best beef cattle named South Poll.

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