D and J Goat Farms LLC

Specializing in colorful, black, red, spotted, and paint boer goats

Field Day 2013


Thanks to all who attendee our first ever field day.   The response was overwhelming.  We were honored that many of you came from so far!  We could not have asked for a more polite, considerate, and attentive group of folks.  We enjoyed meeting you and learning more about you, wish we had more time to mingle.  The information covered will be up on the field day page shortly along with other pictures.  Again how great a day, a special thanks to all the folks helped, our speakers, and venders you all made it possible.

Two of our good friends, Bobby Myrick on the left and John McInnis

Crowd mingles and networks with other farmers during one of the break.




D and J Goat Farms Field Day April 27, 2013

8-8:30 am Registration

8:30-8:50 am Welcome and Introduction (Derek Beane)

8:50-9:10 am Boer Goat Association of NC Presentation (Kelly Clark)

9:10-9:40 am Union Grove Feed LLC Presentation (Bud Eanes)

9:40-10:40 am Market and Business Planning (Guido van der Hoeven Professor of AG economics NCSU)

10:40-11:00am Break

11:00-12:00 pm Parasite control and wormers (Scarlett Mobile Vet)

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm Better management Practices (Derek Beane)

2:00-2:15 pm Door Prizes

2:15-2:30 pm Presentation on Safety, Guidelines, and Requirements for Optional Farm Visit (Derek Beane)

2:30-3:45 pm Optional farm visit, tour of Facilities, Q & A with Derek and Jackie

If weather is not permissible for farm tour the allotted optional farm visit time will go to Questions and Answers and visiting with vendors.


Professor Guido van der Hoeven

We are so glad to have Guido speaking at the field day, he is a excellent speaker, keeps your attention, and was actually a farmer so he know were your coming from and the struggles of operating a farm.

Derek had the pleasure of being in one of Guido’s Agriculture Resource Economics classes.  The class was a lot of fun, thought provoking, and applicable to the real world.  While in the class the students had an assignment to make a business plan.  Derek chose goat farming since they already had a goat herd.  As he worked on the project the more he researched and worked on it he discovered this might just work.  He used the business plan and knowledge learned in other economic classes to help make the family goat farm profitable. 

Born in Richmond, New South Wales, Australia. Immigrated with parents to Mount Airy, North Carolina. I have been involved with various aspects of agriculture through education, work experience. Having lived in North Carolina, Virginia, various locales in Kansas, south central Louisiana and now back in North Carolina gives me a broad scope of different agricultural systems and commodities. Crop consulting and contract research in Louisiana and personally farming and ranching in western and northeastern Kansas give me an understanding of agricultural production. The past several years, as a Kansas Farm Management fieldman, I have focused on management issues of farm firms: sole proprietorships, partnerships and closely held corporations.


 Dr. Emily Cook

  Dr. Emily Cook joined our practice in June 2010 and many of you have already met her. Emily is originally from Monroe, NC and moved with her husband to Graham, NC in 2007. Growing up, Emily raised pygmy and Spanish goats, rode her Quarter Horse on trail rides, and showed American Saddlebreds. In college, she went to North Carolina State University where she studied animal science and obtained her BS in Animal Science in 2005. Emily then went to North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated with her DVM in 2010. Her professional areas of interest are small ruminant and beef cattle herd health and equine dentistry. She currently has 2 dogs, but no large animals, although she hopes to have horses and goats in the future. Recently, she has had her hands full with her 2 boys, Grayson & Eli, and she has decided to take a step back from some of the demands of veterinary practice and focus on her family. We were fortunate to discover Scarlett Mobile a few years ago when Emily came out to our farm to help with a delivery.  Since then we have had the vets out on a few occasions and been very satisfied with the success we have had.  The advice shared over the past years has helped us improve our herd management and overall health.  We are always impressed when we have to use the afterhour  number that we either get a person right away or extremely quick.  We are blessed to have them as our vet.


 The BGANC's Kelly Clark presenting on the benefits of the organization.

Derek talking about why the goat industry has exploded in the past few years. 




Bud our feed representative from Union Grove Feed LLC graciously spoke about their wonderful feed products and some goat nutrition.  Union Grove also added some feed as door prizes







  One of our headliner speakers, Professor Guido van der Hoeven, spoke on marketing.  He did an excellent job.  He has such a good way of keeping your attention.  Many attendees commented on how enthralled they were with his lecture and insight. He definitely was one of the many highlights of the day.