Grove Creek Farm
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*Grove Creek Farm *(www.grovecreekfarm.org)
We’re a family owned farm just outside of Athens in Crawford, GA. We are currently in the process of establishing a silvopasture grazing system (grazing under trees) for our herd of Pineywoods Cattle. Our goal is to provide quality grass-fed meat from this unique breed of heirloom cattle. The history of the Pineywoods is fascinating! They are direct descendants of the first cattle ever brought to North America by Spanish explorers in the 1500’s. These hardy cattle escaped into the wild of Florida and were later used by indigenous people and early settlers. They were multi-purpose cattle, being used for meat, milk, and oxen for pulling and plowing. Thought inferior by many cattlemen, they almost went extinct in the 1960’s and 70’s. Far from being inferior, this breed is genetically adapted to the diseases and pests found in the Southeast after living here for over 500 years, and is naturally resistant to these pressures. Therefore, we never have to administer chemical treatments or supplements to our cattle.
For more information, please visit the Pineywoods Cattle Association at www.pcrba.org, or our website for Grove Creek Farm at www.grovecreekfarm.org.