Holiday Ranch
Breeder of South Poll Grass Cattle

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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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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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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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Moanin’ & Groanin’, Singing the Blues

February 21, 2011

Is the winter of 2011 crazy, or what?  Just watching the national weather lets us know that it may be the coldest winter in decades. Here in the Florida Panhandle it has been undeniably cold.  Usually in the winter we have our very best grazing of the year.  We plant winter annuals such as tritacale,  […]

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Passionate About Our Food!

January 13, 2011

Hey Y’all!  I’m back! Everyone that knows me understands that I am passionate about the food we eat.  I want clean, healthy food.  The way I assure the quality of our food is grow or raise much of it myself.  This naturally applies to South Poll beef, but also to pork, chicken, and fish.  I have an organic-type […]

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Every Day is Christmas!

December 6, 2010

Every day is Christmas at Holiday Ranch.  Just ask our South Polls!  Moo-o-o-y Christmas!

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It’s a Miracle! You Can Grow Your Hair Longer and Thicker

November 28, 2010

A simple adjustment in latitude can make your hair longer and thicker.  It’s true!  If you are a South Poll cow… Seriously, consider the case of South Poll cattle, bred to withstand the South’s heat and humidity.  At  Holiday Ranch in Florida our South Polls are extremely slick-haired.  In Northwest Florida, latitude 30.35, it does get cold […]

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Five Cent Tour: “Organics” at Holiday Ranch

October 24, 2010

Every week I learn something new and disturbing about our “industrial” food supply and the unhealthyness of those foods we presume to wholesome and nutritious.

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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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