"Your wild-foraged Pineywoods Heritage Beef is the best meat I've ever tasted!" - Rinol A, Hoboken, NJ
Heritage Chickens, Turkeys & Cattle
We let our heritage chickens and turkeys free range on the farm 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. Pineywoods were brought to America by Spanish explorers in the early 1500's and ran wild for close to 400 years. They are a hardy breed with strong disease and pest resistance that thrive on variety of forages like brambles, green briar, kudzu and much more.
Pineywoods have not lost their innate ability for medicinal grazing they had when they ran wild. The herd will actively seek out black walnut trees for a few bite of leaves, branches or bark. Black walnut contains jugulone, an anti-parasitic, and they know to eat a little every once in a while to help maintain their health.
Learn more about our animal welfare and regenerative farming practices.
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 as breeding stock, 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. If you are running an AI program, we have semen for sale from our breeding bull Rocky. A sample of Rocky's semen is one of a few Pineywoods bulls that is part of the bio-repository preserved by SVF Foundation and The Smitsonian as part of their program for saving germplasm (semen and embryos) from endangered and rare livestock.
Rare and endangered breeds
As a lifetime members 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. Guinea fowl and Blue Slate turkey's help protect our flock from predators
Our Pineywoods Cattle herd consists of our bull Rocky and 6 cows, Louise, Rosie, Tangerine, Blackberry, Georgia and Peaches make up 8 of the 2000 Pineywoods cattle estimated to be left. We also have a lot of cute calves running around.
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.