Holiday Ranch
Breeder of South Poll Grass Cattle

Posts Tagged ‘pasture

Cattle Birds Up North and Down South

September 9, 2011

When we talk about cattle birds in our herds, I realize that the birds are different depending on what latitude you are referring to. Case in point.  My friends Julie and Bill Totemeier live in New London, Iowa.  Recently Julie sent me photos of cattle birds gorging on flies and bugs on their cattle herd.  […]

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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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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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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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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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Yee-Haaa! South Poll Cattle Drive

October 25, 2010

We opened the gate, the cattle filed out onto the public blacktopped highway.

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