Rocky the Pineywoods Bull

Pineywoods is a heritage breed of cattle descended from the first cattle the Spanish brought to the New World. They are browsers as well as grazers and evidently spend about as much time browsing on woody plants and leaves as they do eating pasture grass. Mike Hansen and his wife Sue of Ozark Akerz raise their herd near Coleridge, North Carolina. For more information on their operation, go to their website at or their Facebook page at

(Photograph copyright 2021 by Dan Routh)

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