BN ACRES

BN ACRES We are a family farm in the Piedmont area working the land and the cattle breed our grandfather worked before us. Our grass-fed beef is sold in virtual units.

We sell our pasture raised grassfed beef, lamb, sheep, honey, and eggs on the farm and at the Lexington Farmers Market at the Depot. BN Acres is pleased to invite you to purchase our grass fed beef directly! The farm name represents our grandparents, Banks and Nona. Now that they have passed, we have continued their heritage to raise prime Charolais beef. Charolais cattle are one of the oldest bee

f cattle breeds in the world, native to the Charolles region in France. Our grandfather selected this breed because of the healthier aspect of leaner beef. Our cattle graze over 100+ acres of pasture on grasses indigenous to the region. We do not rely on artificially processed feeds nor do we use growth hormones. Our cows are the pride and joy of what we do every day. Through careful planning we have a strong and healthy herd that was built to thrive in the varying Piedmont NC climate. If we must use antibiotics or other veterinary treatments, the cow is removed from our program. We only offer antibiotic & hormone-free, grass-fed beef to our customers. Try as we may, no cattle are ever identical and because of this, we have to sell in what are called virtual units or shares of cattle. We offer whole side (1/2 unit), half side (1/4 unit) and quarter side (1/8 unit):

· A full side is roughly lbs. of beef and sold

· A half side is roughly lbs and sold at lb;

· A quarter side is roughly lbs and sold at lb. We ask that you plan for a 5% actual adjustment on these weights due to variation of muscle composition in the cattle. That means that if you plan on purchasing a whole side, be prepared to take delivery of as little as 205 lbs. to as much as 226 lbs. A half side will consist of roughly 36 lbs. of beef for roasting, 43 lbs. of steaks, and 33 lbs. of ground beef. A whole side will be double those values with a quarter side being half that amount. All steak cuts will be made at a 1” thickness unless requested prior to the harvest date. All meat will be packaged in airtight freezer bags, which keep the meat fresh for up to 2 years and arrive frozen. This allows the meat to be all natural and preservative free, having no effect on taste or texture. All of our beef is naturally high in omega-3 fatty acids, which increase good cholesterol and help lower bad cholesterol. With our program you pay for only the beef that you take home, the finish weight. We do not sell our beef at the hanging weight! We also sell our meat in individual packages. Pricing is as follows:
Hamburger – 90/10 –/lb
Cube Steak- lb
Ribs - lb
Stew Beef -lb

Filet mignon - lb
Ribeye -lb
T-Bone - lb
Sirloin Steak - lb
Flank steak - lb
Skirt Steak - lb

London Broil - lb
Shoulder Roast - lb
Round Roast - lb
Eye of Round Roast - lb
Chuck Roast - lb
Brisket - lb

Liver/Kidney/Soup Bones - lb
Marrowones - lb
Neck Bones - lb
Bones - lb


We strive to provide you and your family with the healthy option of natural grass fed beef and will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Living a healthy lifestyle should be the choice of everyone and their family and because of that we encourage you to spread the word about our beef if you love it as much as we do. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will do our best to work out a resolution. Thank you for the opportunity to provide quality beef the way nature intended it to be!

12/17/2021
Hi everyone,On Saturday September 11th, a vehicle drove through one of our main perimeter fences. They then chose to con...
09/19/2021

Hi everyone,
On Saturday September 11th, a vehicle drove through one of our main perimeter fences. They then chose to continue driving through our fields destroying more internal fences. This not only created more damage, but placed all of our animals at risk. The person then opened our barn lot gate and sped out of the driveway, almost running over Maxine.

This occurred around 9pm therefore it was dark. We believe this to be a GMC Sierra 2000-2006, light colored (blue, silver, grey, white) with round logo on door that we think was a tree trimming service. We have many pieces to the truck which can link it directly to it. The license plate began with ABJ.

Physical damage to the farm is over $5000. This does not include time and labor for repairs. We are offering a $1000 reward for an arrest.

This is in the Holly Grove area of Lexington at the intersection of Roy Lopp & Turner. He was coming from Roy Lopp.

Our number is 336 238 3939 or Jeff's cell @ 419 704 5107

Thanks for your help,
The Boyst Family

Just a couple of hours more until we can ride off in to the weekend! Of course, on a farm the job is never done - just a...
10/23/2020

Just a couple of hours more until we can ride off in to the weekend! Of course, on a farm the job is never done - just as Caden and Malaina are learning! Yep, that's Adam driving, too.

Throwback Thursday! Duck Season is open in NC just as it was for Banks!Did anyone else hate that laughing dog when you m...
10/22/2020

Throwback Thursday! Duck Season is open in NC just as it was for Banks!

Did anyone else hate that laughing dog when you missed?

In 2018 we branched out to include sheep on our farm. Did you know that sheep were one of the first domesticated animals...
10/20/2020

In 2018 we branched out to include sheep on our farm. Did you know that sheep were one of the first domesticated animals on the planet and prized for their milk, meat, skin, and wool? Our ancestors began the practice of raising sheep sometime between 11,000 and 9,000 BCE!

Hello, we've missed you! Another busy summer and successful season at the Lexington Farmers Market in the books. We have...
10/18/2020

Hello, we've missed you! Another busy summer and successful season at the Lexington Farmers Market in the books. We have a fresh harvest and the inventory is updated on the website. You can order online and pick up directly at the farm.

With a full variety of cuts available we want to encourage you to try new things this Fall. Beef bones and beef knuckles are now 50% off! If you've never made your own beef broth or stock, now is a great opportunity.

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06/29/2020
Throwback Thursday to 2016 and Eleanore Jane, Dora's first foal!
06/25/2020

Throwback Thursday to 2016 and Eleanore Jane, Dora's first foal!

It's almost time to go pick all the fruit and we can't wait! What's your favorite?
06/24/2020

It's almost time to go pick all the fruit and we can't wait! What's your favorite?

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06/22/2020

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Baby Reese enjoyed making a new friend yesterday
06/21/2020

Baby Reese enjoyed making a new friend yesterday

Happy Fathers day from our family to yours (circa 1983)!
06/21/2020

Happy Fathers day from our family to yours (circa 1983)!

Throwback Thursday to the mid 80's Summer vacation trips to the farm! Something was always in bloom in the garden and he...
06/18/2020

Throwback Thursday to the mid 80's Summer vacation trips to the farm! Something was always in bloom in the garden and here are Jeff and Lindsay helping Banks pick some beans.

Had an unexpected visitor today! Knew she would be coming soon but lost track of time. Welcome to the world Rati Kamadev...
06/08/2020

Had an unexpected visitor today! Knew she would be coming soon but lost track of time. Welcome to the world Rati Kamadeva. You are named after the Hindu Goddesses of Love in a world that needs all the love it can find. From your first minutes on this Earth, and the steps you learn to take with all of your family watching - thanks for coming today to bring us some joy!

It's Monday morning, let's not over do it. Here is a chicken.
06/08/2020

It's Monday morning, let's not over do it. Here is a chicken.

The new chicken tractor for the teenage chickens is roughly complete.   A few more things to do: add perches, a bigger f...
06/07/2020

The new chicken tractor for the teenage chickens is roughly complete. A few more things to do: add perches, a bigger feeder, and a front support system to pull it from. I'll get some paint on it and the finish work to make it pretty like the brood coop this summer.
This tractor is only from the 8 to 16 week old chicks as they grow and become layers, which is why there is no nesting box. It can support 12-16 chickens by my math. By 2022 we hope to be able to produce over 500 pasture raised eggs a week in something about 10 times this size where the chickens will free range daily.

  to a year ago when Gwen was born just a bit too early in the cold season. Maxine Boyst decided it was easier to just b...
06/04/2020

to a year ago when Gwen was born just a bit too early in the cold season. Maxine Boyst decided it was easier to just bring her inside to feed her and live with her during the colder days and nights than it was going down to the barn to feed her.

Her little papillon, Tula, had an interesting bed fellow for a few days.

Jennifer and Luca are here to help everyone learn about the bees! Let's see how we did on our bee anatomy yesterday.1) T...
06/02/2020

Jennifer and Luca are here to help everyone learn about the bees! Let's see how we did on our bee anatomy yesterday.

1) The head. It's no different than most heads. It's the location of the brain and - which is 1mm cubed.

2) The ocelli - 3 of the bees 5 eyes! Bees can see on the UV spectrum but cannot see red colors - instead they see them on a gray scale. The UV spectrum helps them identify flowers to gather pollen from.

3) This is the compound eye, the other two eyes the bee gives them the ability to see both in front and to the side.

4) Antennae - This helps them pick up local wifi signals to use Google maps and find locals to sting. It also helps determine their speed and orientation during flight.

5) Mandibles - their jaws. These little things are designed to chop up wax and chew up flowers, as well as defense.

6) Proboscis - This is the bees tongue, but it's not a tongue. It can lap up nectar and also suck up that sweet goodness.

7) Thorax - This is the main body of the bee. Bees don't have lungs, they have spiracles which has a valve to control airflow. The thorax has 3 pair.

8 & 9) Rear and front wings - These wings can fold in to contract the bee when not in flight but can be hooked together during flight to allow easier flight.

10) Legs - bees have 6 legs which help them walk, clean themselves, and even hold pollen on the rear legs in the pollen baskets.

11) Feet - the little feet have tiny claws that grip and possess a sticky pad to help them adhere to surfaces.

12) Pollen Basket - the bees pack pollen on the rear legs that is held in place by little fibers of hair. It will mix with nectar to a paste allowing the bee to bring it back to the hive.

13) The abdomen - There are 7 spiracles on the abdomen which also connect to the trachea like those in the thorax. It also holds the vital organs of the bee, including the wax glands.

14) Stinger - The stinger is only found on female bees, including the queen. The worker bee, which is female, has a barbs which allow them to only sting once since the stinger becomes detached, thus fatal for the bee. The queen has a smooth stinger and can sting multiple times, but it is rare for the queen to sting.

Thanks for attending your Tuesday class, you all get an A+!

06/01/2020

Well, we cannot be serious all of the time and it seems as good of moment to do so as any - we made a bit of parody to what you might often find on social media. While, NAPA Auto Parts - NC/SC might like such a great salesman as this we do not think Jeff is seeking new work.

As our little bee friends are out there buzzing around finishing up the bulk their harvests of nectar and pollen. We wan...
06/01/2020

As our little bee friends are out there buzzing around finishing up the bulk their harvests of nectar and pollen. We want to test your knowledge! How many of you can name all 14 of these parts? Challenge yourself to see how many you can get even if you are not a beekeeper!

The answers will be given tomorrow!

Coming soon!We can't wait to pull more of these from the hives and bottle up some of that goodness for ya'll.
05/30/2020

Coming soon!

We can't wait to pull more of these from the hives and bottle up some of that goodness for ya'll.

We wish a happy birthday to the matriarch of the farm, the real boss and our mom - Maxine Boyst
05/29/2020

We wish a happy birthday to the matriarch of the farm, the real boss and our mom - Maxine Boyst

Hi everyone! We at BN Acres consider ourselves so fortunate to be able to provide our community with local grass fed bee...
05/29/2020

Hi everyone!
We at BN Acres consider ourselves so fortunate to be able to provide our community with local grass fed beef & more. As with many other businesses, our ability to supply our product has been directly affected by Covid-19. We do not have a shortage of beef, however there are currently an inadequate number of meat processing facilities available to work at full capacity. As a result we are now experiencing much longer than anticipated wait times between harvests.
As such, we will be taking the month of June off from the Lexington Farmers Market.

The honey flow is just winding down and we will have fresh honey available at the farm or for pre-order drive through pickup at the farmers market. We still have a limited amount of cuts available, so please feel free to call the farm at 336-238-3939 with any inquiries. You can also go directly to our website www.bnacres.com to check our current inventory and place orders for pickup.

We will keep you posted throughout the Spring and Summer with updates.

Thank you and stay safe,
The Boyst family

Out with the bees today! While we have sold out of almost all of the beef and lamb, the honey flow is just around the co...
05/29/2020

Out with the bees today! While we have sold out of almost all of the beef and lamb, the honey flow is just around the corner and we are booming! Get ready for the sweet, sweet honey!

How fitting for today's  ! Tossing it back about 30 years. ☔️
05/21/2020

How fitting for today's ! Tossing it back about 30 years. ☔️

Last day of the Spring hay season first cutting. It has to get done today before the rains come tomorrow. Enjoying a nic...
05/17/2020

Last day of the Spring hay season first cutting. It has to get done today before the rains come tomorrow. Enjoying a nice respite before hopping back on the tractor Jeff Boyst

📷 Jennifer Evans

Mother's Day just passed and we happened to find this picture yesterday. This undated photo was taken in 1971 or 1972 of...
05/14/2020

Mother's Day just passed and we happened to find this picture yesterday. This undated photo was taken in 1971 or 1972 of Nona Kennedy Everhart (1912-2000). She is the "N" in BN Acres.

Notice the wood in the box on the floor which is beside the wood stove in the right corner. The table is set up for supper. Does this take you back to grandma's kitchen?

“This brings me back to my childhood as the kitchen environment and atmosphere never changed in their house! I can smell the wood burning stove and the sound of floors as you walk. The many times washing dishes by hand while a portable dishwasher sat next to me and never used- to save water from the well and electricity. And the memory of Grandmas hugs and her smile!”

     This is an information packed post for you today, only fitting for the subject matter!  You're about to learn a lot...
05/12/2020


This is an information packed post for you today, only fitting for the subject matter! You're about to learn a lot

Have you ever heard the saying "make hay while the sun is shining?" Well, the sun is shining! That means we are making hay and this is the equipment we use. The first picture is a New Holland mower conditioner, which like it's big brother in the next picture condition the hay by rolling it through giant rubber wheels. The 2nd picture, the discbine rotates it's cutters at 3,000rpm to cut the grass.

Once the grass is cut it will lay for about a day before the next piece (3rd picture) is used. This double basket hay tedder stirs the hay to allow the still damp hay underneath to be rotated to dry.

Once the hay reaches a moisture content around 25-30% it is raked up in to a windrow with the New Holland roll-a-bar rake where it will continue to dry just a little bit more.

In the last picture you can see the old square baler (NH 275, almost as old as I am) and the NH 630 round baler which bales the hay up for us to store until winter feeding is needed!

05/11/2020

Happy Mother’s Day! A beautiful day to celebrate all the amazing women in our lives!

Shop Local Saturday!We brought Mom home some strawberries from the ! We don't think she is going to be sharing any, not ...
05/09/2020

Shop Local Saturday!

We brought Mom home some strawberries from the ! We don't think she is going to be sharing any, not even with her favorite chickens so if you wan some stop by and see Will next weekend @ Parker Bros. Farms!

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1043 Turner Road
Lexington, NC
27292

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 2pm - 7pm

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+13362383939

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