Welcome to J&M Hideaway Farm
Welcome to J & M Hideaway Farm! We are a small family farm in the beautiful Piedmont area of North Carolina. Our interest in dairy goats started as a free Nubian doe that my son received from a friend. It did not take long for my children to become devoted to their goats. Since then, we have developed a large hobby farm, concentrating in raising quality, registered Nubian dairy goats. At first we raised a few kids for our children and to provide wholesome milk for our family. Then as a stay at home mom, I began looking at ways that we could expand our herd and share wholesome food and our love for goats with others. We are now focusing on building a farmstead creamery to share our love of the wonderful chevre we produce from our goats. We also offer quality animals for sale and specialize in helping first time goat owners get a positive start in their endeavors.
Our farm has come a long way, and we look forward to a bright future. The farm is managed by our family and our children are involved in every aspect of the dairy farm. While our primary focus is breeding and the creamery, our children have recently began showing their goats. We have only attended 2 shows so far, but have been blessed with a grand champion, best doe in show, and a junior reserve grand champion . We look forward to showing more in the future and continue to improve our herd. We have concentrated on breeding quality animals and improving our bloodlines. The majority of our herd is home bred and not bought. We would like to thank Goddard Farms, Frog Flat Farms, and Standing Stone Nubians for helping us get a good start.
While we are not organic, we attempt to raise our goats in a sustainable and natural manner. We practice rotational grazing as part of a holisitic approach to parasite management. Our herd is TB, Brucellosis and CAE test negative as of August 2013. We culture all does in milk twice during their lactation and remain mycoplasma free. Our initial herd was tested negative for Johnes and CL. We are very careful in the farms we purchase from and remain abscess and Johnes free. Our kids are dam raised as we feel this gives them a natural, healthy start to life. All does are tested for CAE twice yearly, including a test within one month of kidding. We are very selective in our use of drugs and try to only use when absolutely necessary. We look forward to adding ADGA performance programs to our program in the near future.
If you would like further information about our farm or our goats, please contact us. We are taking reservations for 2014 kids as we finalize our breeding plans.