Q: Why are you selling your South Poll herd?
A: Since we rarely have the pleasure of seeing and working with our Missouri herd, we made the decision to sell the South Polls. Since Cliff will be 75 years old in October, we would like to travel and do some home improvement, etc. while we are still in good health.
Q: Are you selling all of your cattle and getting out of the business?
A: NO. We are only selling the South Polls located in Missouri. We will continue to maintain our Florida headquarters base herd of approximately 80 to 100 South Poll mama cows.
A: This is a regular auction format you may have previously attended or seen on television. This is not a "cowboy" auction that many South Poll enthusiasts are familiar with. The auction will likely move quite fast.
Q: What is the auction format?
Q: Is this an exclusive Holiday Ranch sale?
A: No, there will be other cattle of various breeds in this monthly "Special Sale". Our South Polls will fall in the middle of this sale. You can identify our South Polls by their red hide and green ear tags. The auctioneer will likely make an announcement when it is time for the Holiday Ranch South Polls to start selling.
Q: How will the cattle be grouped?
A: The plan is to sell the cattle in groups of 3, such as 3 weaned heifers, 3 cow-calf pairs, 3 bred heifers, and so forth. Bulls will be sold singularly.
Q: Are your South Polls registered?
A: Yes, with the exception of some unweaned bull calves that sell as a pair with their dam. The buyer of the dam may register the bull calf if the buyer so desires.
Q: How do I get registration papers on the South Polls I purchase at the sale?
A: After the sale contact Holiday Ranch, PO Box 547, Vernon, FL 32462 or email with the ear tag numbers of your cattle. Provide your name, farm or ranch name and mailing address. The ownership will be transferred to you at Holiday Ranch's expense. You will receive a certificate of registration directly from the South Poll Grass Cattle Association.
Q: Will transportation be available?
A: Transportation of purchased cattle is buyers responsibility. If you need help with transportation you may contact our Missouri Manager, Glenn Baxley (417) 353-2211 or Springfield Livestock Marketing Center for the names of transport companies. It is buyers responsibility to arrange and pay the transportation contractor. IMPORTANT NOTE: the cattle cannot be kept at Springfield Livestock Marketing Center and should be moved by Monday, October 12, 2015.
Q: How do I bid if I cannot attend the auction?
A: Springfield Livestock Marketing Center has internet bidding available via DVAuction.com. Preregistration is required . To set up your account and submit your financial information,
Q: Where can I park my cattle trailer?
A: There is ample room to manouver your truck and trailer in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn we showed on the Home page. However, I have been told that there is room to unhitch and park your trailer at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center.
Q: What is the pregnancy status of the cows?
A: The week of 9/13/2015 the Bio-Pryn blood test will be performed. This test determines if the cow is at least 28 days bred. The results of the test will be posted to the website. The cow herd has been exposed to bulls since 6/14/15 for Spring 2016 calving.
Q: Will health/travel papers be available to out of state buyers?
A: Yes, Springfield Livestock Marketing Center will prepare the necessary documents.
Q: How do I pay for my purchases?
A: You will pay Springfield Livestock Marketing Center for your purchases before you load the cattle you purchased.
The information contained on this website is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Please carefully review the pedigrees and check the animals you are interested in purchasing. Since we no longer have a presence in the midwest, all sales are final.