"Those are the best eggs I have ever had. What a difference!" - Sean D, Raleigh, NC
Chickens & Cattle We
let our chickens free range on the property and supplement their diet
with organic chicken feed. As part of sustainable farming goal we are
growing more non-GMO heirloom corn in 2015 to help feed the chickens
through the winter months.
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 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 are breeding to increase our Pineywoods herd. We anticipate that our first grass fed beef cattle will be ready for sale in 2017. We also sell breeding stock, contact us if you are interested in learning more.
Rare and endangeredbreeds As a member of the Livestock Conservancy, Ozark Akerz works to protect rare livestock and poultry from extinction. We currently have 2 breeds of chickens, Dominique (which is recognized as Americas first chicken breed) and Blue and Black Copper Marans.
Our Pineywoods bull Rocky and 4 cows, Louise, Rosie, Tangerine and Blackberry make up 5 of the 2000 Pineywoods cattle estimated to be left. The Pineywoods are descendant from the first cattle brought to America by the Spanish in the early 1500's. They ran wild in the South Eastern USA for over 400 years and are heat tolerant and disease resistant.
Two Purposes 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.