WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Teddy Gentry, Country Music Legend and Cattle Breeder, Headliner at the American Small Farm Conference on March 19 and 20. Teddy Gentry, bass player for the county music group Alabama, was born and raised on Lookout Mountain in Fort Payne, ALABAMA. He, and his wife, Linda, have two children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. After receiving his first check from RCA records in 1980 for $61,000, he purchased 60 acres from his grandfather, which he called Bent Tree Farms. Teddy developed the South Poll breed in 1989 when he got the idea to genetically combine the best traits of their maternal Bos Taurus breeds to form a more heat tolerant animal that would work for his cattle operation. The South Poll is a four way cross of Hereford, Red Angus, Senepol, and Barzona. He wanted an animal with a gentle disposition and would produce tender beef on grass.
Teddy Gentry will be discussing the adaptability of livestock to the environment. This practice is important to both livestock and horticulture/crop producers. The environment dictates what crops or livestock we use. There is no way that we can change the environment. We must work with Mother Nature instead of against her. Teddy will also be presenting on utilizing cross breeding to improve profitability of your operation by diversifying. He will also touch on how and why to add pasture based swine and poultry by utilizing resource that currently may not be in use.
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