We are located on the border of Kankakee and Iroquois counties in northeastern Illinois, just west of the town of Chebanse.
Hillside Stock Farm was started in 1899 and has been in the Meyer family ever since. What began as a dairy farm transitioned into a 30 sow farrow to finish in the early 1980's. The year 2005 marked our entry into the world of Boer Goats. This farm has always had livestock, and the excellent facilities lend themselves well to change and growth. If you would have told us 25 years ago that we would have been raising Boer Goats we would have laughed. But they have brought us lots of joy. They are fun, relaxing, and easier to keep than cattle or hogs.
We have worked to put together some of the best genetics from around the country, in doing this we have made some great friends along the way. We enjoy working with breeders, and 4-H and FFA members alike. We have put on fitting clinics across the Midwest, Lori has been judging meat goat and dairy goat shows in a 5 state area, so we feel we are having a positive impact in our world.
We really enjoy raising Boer goats an have come to love to learn the new personalities of each new addition. Hillside Stock Farm started with six commercial Boer crosses and have now grown to over 40 does, from fullblood boers, to wether bred does and bucks for the competitive wether show market. If you are in the market for boers, call us with your needs and we love to help you out. Hillside Stock Farm is proud to work with the local 4-H and FFA clubs for their goat project needs.
Hillside Stock Farm is farmily owned and run by Rodney and Lori Meyer.
Co-herdsman are Madelyn, Marshall, Maya, and Macy Meyer.
If you are in the Chebanse, IL area, just call, we would love to meet you.
Quilt Block Barn
Photos courtesy of Clayton A. and Carolyn Splear Pratt
Hillside Stock Farm is also the home of the first Quilt Block Barn in Illinois.
It's an effort to add additional beauty to barns all around Kankakee county.
Read more about Barn Quilts in Kankakee at the County Extension website.