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The South Poll Podcast

The South Poll Podcast

By Doyle Unruh
Welcome to the Southpoll podcast. This will be your source to listen to Southpoll news as you work on your farm throughout the day. We appreciate input. Share your thoughts with us! southpollmedia@gmail.com
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Episode 18 - South Poll Field Day 2022 Promo - 4th Quarter Ranch, Roseland, Louisiana
In today's episode we discuss with Stoney Ware of 4th Quarter Ranch, host of the 2022 South Poll Field Day, what we can expect at the Field Day this year! Who should come and why will others benefit from attending. We go over the agenda, speakers and cattle auction plus all the amazing food being served this year! (hint: Louisiana is known for its seafood, right?!)   Below please find links to profiles and videos on some of the amazing speakers this year!  Register for the South Poll Field Day here!  View Agenda here! View Sale Catalog here! Silent Auction Items, please contact Judy at judy.l.freeman@gmail.com  _______________________________________ Profiles and links to Field Day Speakers  Teddy Gentry - profile here -  Video on South Poll History here! Cooper Hurst - profile here - Video about Cooper here! Becky Szarzynski - profile here - Videos about Becky here! Justin Fuselier - profile here - Video on Cattle and Grass - Video on Restoring the Cajun Prairie  Doug Creech - profile here  Dakota Blanks - profile here  ____________________________________ Thanks for listening and happy grazing!! Find out more about the South Poll Grass Cattle Breed at southpoll.com Visit us on Facebook at the South Poll Grass Cattle Association page or the South Poll Grass Cattle Forum page If you have any ideas or requests for the podcast please reach out to us at southpollmedia@gmail.com
25:05
June 05, 2022
Episode 17 - James Foster - Foster Farms, Groesbeck, Texas
Listen to James Foster's South Poll Story! James has been in the South Poll breed for a few years now and has been seeing big changes on his own 55 acre operation, in Groesbeck, Texas, by utilizing these cows to impact the land to improve his forage. Not only has he been experiencing positive changes on his farm and within his herd, but better yet, a film crew from London has been capturing the farm life of James and his daughter along the way!  He tells us how he is using this opportunity to bring awareness to the South Poll breed on an international level. James shares his experience with Brits hanging off the front of his UTV filming the perfect shot to him moving and watering his cow herd in his flip flops! Faith, Family and Forage is their slogan! Enjoy this fun episode!  You can find James online on the South Poll Members Directory - click here! Find him on Facebook and Instagram here!! Thanks for listening and happy grazing!! Find out more about the South Poll Grass Cattle Breed at southpoll.com Visit us on Facebook at the South Poll Grass Cattle Association page or the South Poll Grass Cattle Forum page If you have any ideas or requests for the podcast please reach out to us at southpollmedia@gmail.com
43:43
May 24, 2022
Episode 16 - Rodney Cravens - Lone Pine Farm, Hartville, Missouri
Listen to Rodney Craven's South Poll Story!  Rodney, a newly appointed board member, tells us how he got into agriculture and specifically the South Poll breed.  Rodney's family have been farming their land at Lone Pine Farm since 1918 but got into the South Poll breed in 2014 by purchasing fullbood South Poll bulls and utilizing the breed up program. He also shares about his personal experience with leasing farm land and his current cattle markets.  You can find Rodney online on the South Poll Members Directory - click here! Thanks for listening and happy grazing!! Find out more about the South Poll Grass Cattle Breed at southpoll.com Visit us on Facebook at the South Poll Grass Cattle Association page or the South Poll Grass Cattle Forum page If you have any ideas or requests for the podcast please reach out to us at southpollmedia@gmail.com
50:29
April 25, 2022
Episode 15 - Dakota Blanks - Windy Acres Farm - Appomattox, Virginia
Listen to Dakota Blank's South Poll Story!  Low input is one of his farm's focuses! He shares his transition into the SP breed with his breed up program and explains why he picked this breed over others. He goes into detail on his soil health practices and how he has been increasing soil OM and forage productivity on his farm by using animal impact, adequate rest periods and a little bit of seed! You can find Dakota online at https://windyacrescattle.com or the South Poll Members Directory - click here! Thanks for listening and happy grazing!! Find out more about the South Poll Grass Cattle Breed at southpoll.com Visit us on Facebook at the South Poll Grass Cattle Association page or the South Poll Grass Cattle Forum page If you have any ideas or requests for the podcast please reach out to us at southpollmedia@gmail.com
45:59
March 28, 2022
Episode 14 - Stoney Ware - 4th Quarter Ranch - Roseland, Louisiana
Listen to how Stoney Ware of 4th Quarter Ranch in Roseland, Louisiana, grew up a city boy but started into the South Poll breed in 2018. He tells us what drew him to this breed, how he is building healthy soils on his farming operation and what he's selecting for within the South Poll breed itself. Lastly, as hosts of the South Poll Field Day and Cattle Auction this June 24th and 25th, he lets us in on a little secret to why Friday night at this event is going to be something special!  You can find 4th Quarter Ranch on Facebook - click here! Thanks for listening and happy grazing!! Find out more about the South Poll Grass Cattle Breed at southpoll.com Visit us on Facebook at the South Poll Grass Cattle Association page or the South Poll Grass Cattle Forum page If you have any ideas or requests for the podcast please reach out to us at southpollmedia@gmail.com
38:16
February 18, 2022
Episode 13- Ray Archuleta, The Soil Guy
I feel pretty comfortable saying that most of us who are listening to this podcast are soil health focused!  That's great and you'll love this episode and probably listen to it a few times!  In this interview with Ray Archuleta, we discuss the current status of our agricultural soils, what that means to us and how we as farmers and ranchers can continue to improve the vitality of the soils on our farming operations!  Happy Grazing!! Find out more about the South Poll Grass Cattle Breed at southpoll.com Visit us on Facebook at the South Poll Grass Cattle Association page or the South Poll Grass Cattle Forum page  If you have any ideas or requests for the podcast please reach out to us at southpollmedia@gmail.com
25:00
November 13, 2021
Episode 12- Greg Judy of Green Pastures Farm
Listen to our interview with Greg Judy from Green Pastures Farm in Clark, Missouri. Greg discusses a wide range of topics in this short and sweet interview! Some of the topics include regenerative farming, how to get AND keep a lease, the importance of fitting your genetics to your environment and grazing strategies, and how to start a farm if you are a young person!  So much was covered in a short amount of time! Enjoy! You can find Greg online at greenpasturesfarm.net   and   Youtube at Greg Judy Regenerative Rancher   Find out more about the South Poll Grass Cattle Breed at southpoll.com Visit us on Facebook at the South Poll Grass Cattle Association page If you have any ideas or requests for the podcast please reach out to us at southpollmedia@gmail.com
15:47
October 22, 2021
Episode 11 Monologue: tips and experiences to cut winter feed costs
Unedited talk from Doyle recorded while driving…… topics include over-seeding, stockpiling, regrowth, and using color to help determine forage value
26:18
October 01, 2021
Episode 10 Part 2- Bruce Shanks of Sassafras Valley Ranch
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Bruce Shanks from Sassafras Valley Ranch near Belle, Missouri. Bruce tells us what the term second chance cow means to him on his operation, gives advice to new farmers on how he thinks is the best way to get into the South Poll breed and also shares his thoughts on making smart business choices in regards to farming. He concludes the interview with his cow costs per year and what others need to calculator and consider when figuring out that expense.  You can find Bruce online at sassafrasvalleyranch.com Find out more about the South Poll Grass Cattle Breed at southpoll.com Visit us on Facebook at the South Poll Grass Cattle Association page If you have any ideas or requests for the podcast please reach out to us at southpollmedia@gmail.com
26:26
August 24, 2021
South Poll Podcast Episode 10 Part 1 - Bruce Shanks of Sassafras Valley Ranch near Belle, Missouri
Listen as we interview Bruce Shanks from Sassafras Valley Ranch near Belle, Missouri. Bruce tells us about his multi-species grazing operation, how he got into the South Poll breed and some of his culling strategies.  Bruce shares a lot of great information in his interview that we decided to split it into a two part episode! You can find Bruce online at sassafrasvalleyranch.com Find out more about the South Poll Grass Cattle Breed at southpoll.com  Visit us on Facebook at the official South Poll Grass Cattle Association page and South Poll Grass Cattle Forum page  If you have any ideas or requests for the podcast please reach out to us at southpollmedia@gmail.com 
37:20
August 10, 2021
South Poll Podcast Episode 9 Teddy Gentry & Martin Turner wisdom
In this episode we bring you a couple newsletter articles from Teddy Gentry and Martin Turner. Staying The Course with Teddy Gentry and Mistakes To Profit From with Martin Turner. Both are great information on management of cattle.
14:39
July 18, 2021
South Poll Podcast Episode 8 Producer Interview Guille Yearwood of Ellett Valley Beef Co.
Listen as we interview Guille Yearwood of Ellett Valley Beef Co. from Christiansburg, Virginia. He tells us about his grass based operation, why the south poll breed seems to be more efficient than other breeds and his thoughts on marketing his cattle. 
18:43
July 08, 2021
South Poll Podcast Episode 7 Producer Interview Cooper and Katie Hurst Hunt Hill Cattle Company
Listen as we interview Cooper and Katie Hurst of Hunt Hill Cattle Company from Woodville, Mississippi. We ask them about their cattle operation and why they ultimately decided to go with the South Poll breed. 
11:55
June 26, 2021
South Poll Podcast Episode 6 Producer Interview Doyle Unruh
In this episode I, Becky, get to interview my co-host Doyle Unruh about why he decided to go with South Poll cattle on his operation. He tells us a few stories about this South Polls that were a little unexpected!  
14:49
June 24, 2021
South Poll Podcast Episode 5 Producer Interview Becky Szarzynski
I, Doyle, interview my co-host Becky Szarzynski about her farming operation in Virginia. She shares her South Poll story and why she continues to use this breed on her regenerative grass-based operation. 
08:38
June 24, 2021
South Poll Podcast Episode 4 Udders Utmost
In this episode we go through the article from the spring 2012 newsletter where Teddy talks about the upmost importance of a good utter. Unfortunately I got interrupted so it is two segments. Also included are some more thoughts on the topic. Enjoy and I hope you learn something
11:58
June 22, 2021
Southpoll Podcast Episode 3 In the Genes SP newsletter Fall 2011
In this episode we bring you the article from our president Teddy gentry where he discusses flushing cows along with some personal experiences and thoughts.
07:48
June 22, 2021
South Poll Podcast Episode 2 Teddy Gentry articles from the Southpoll newsletter
Two articles from the SPGCA president Teddy Gentry, the first titled Taking care of, not advantage of new breeders and the second is about the formation of the breed and is titled Teddy Genry shares the secret to a successful cow/calf operation. Find us at https://southpoll.com/
14:45
June 03, 2021
South Poll Podcast Episode 1
2010 Newsletter Article “Why Choose South Polls” by Dave Roberts plus Q&A find us at https://southpoll.com/
11:29
May 29, 2021