"Your wild-foraged Pineywoods Heritage Beef is the best meat I've ever tasted!" - Rinol A, Hoboken, NJ
Chickens & Cattle
We let our heritage chickens free range on the property and supplement their diet with non-soy, organic feed from Reedy Fork Organic Farm in Gibsonville, NC.
We started a small herd of rare Pineywoods Cattle in 2015, they have 40 acres of grass and woodland on which to range.
Where to buy
We sell our eggs direct to consumer on the farm and deliver to select locations as eggs are available. Egg production varies throughout the season and can vary greatly, please contact us for availability.
We sell our wild foraged Pineywoods Heritage Beef direct to consumers in select cuts as well as in 1/4 and 1/2 sides of beef. Learn more about pricing, ordering and what makes our Pineywoods Heritage Beef so special. Don't just take our word for it (we could be a bit biased!) see what our customers are saying
We sell registered Pineywoods Cattle for breeding breeding, contact us to come and view the herd. We will discuss your farming goals and help you choose the right head of cattle for you.
Rare and endangered breeds
As a member of the Livestock Conservancy, Ozark Akerz works to protect rare livestock and poultry from extinction. We currently have several breeds of heritage chickens, Dominique (which is recognized as Americas first chicken breed), brown and white Leghorns , Salmon Faverolles and Rhode Island Reds
Our Pineywoods Cattle herd consists of our bull Rocky and 8 cows, Louise, Rosie, Tangerine, Blackberry, Tulu, Georgia, Caroline and Peaches make up 9 of the 2000 Pineywoods cattle estimated to be left. We also have a lot of cute calves running around. The Pineywoods are descendant from the first cattle brought to America by Spanish Explorers in the early 1500's. They ran wild in the South Eastern USA for over 400 years and are heat tolerant and disease resistant.
Every animal on the farm must have at least 2 purposes. Chickens give us eggs and meat, eat bugs and weed seeds and provide us with fertilizer. The Pineywoods provide milk, beef, fertilizer and we intend to train some of the calves as oxen so they can help out with the heavy lifting around the farm.