Welcome to Sassafras Valley Ranch!
We Specialize in South Poll Cattle!
We know and understand the cattle industry…and have the genetics to SIMPLIFY your operation.
We raise gentle, easy-fleshing, moderate-sized cattle that are selected on fescue for fertility, hardiness, and longevity. “Mother Nature” is our best genetic selection tool!
We are TRULY a low-input operation. We don’t supplement or develop bulls and heifers with cubes, tubs, soy pellets or the like; we don’t use upscale minerals; we don’t plant fancy forages; we don’t feed expensive silage or alfalfa hay; we manage without wormers and other chemical crutches; we avoid the increasing plethora of additives and gimmicks surrounding the forage-fed cattle industry that raid profit!
Heifers are managed like cows; No second chances for females!
We have thriving steer sales to grass-finishers. Only top bulls make the cut!
Our South Poll Story
Dr. Bruce Shanks is a South Poll Grass Cattle Association board member and grazing cattle enthusiasts! Follow along his South Poll story as he shares his history, expertise, and eagerness to continue learning as The Southern Momma Cow Breed grows!