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Little Brown Cow Dairy

Little Brown Cow Dairy Little Brown Cow Dairy is a small family farm focused on providing you with a quality product that we know you'll love as much as we do! Our cows have pasture access 24/7 and are as much our family as our own family is!

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Where’s the beef?!At Little Brown Cow Dairy, that’s where!We have 1# packages of super lean and flavorful forage fed dai...
03/09/2022

Where’s the beef?!

At Little Brown Cow Dairy, that’s where!

We have 1# packages of super lean and flavorful forage fed dairy beef available for purchase, first come first serve!

#LBCD #homegrown #foragefed #nongmo #allnatural #locallygrown

03/04/2022

So excited to see Lincoln IGA back in business!

They will be carrying LBCD Milk in the new store!

We are excited to see IGA open again and wish them the very best as they reopen! 🎉

#LBCD #locallyowned #locallyoperated #supportlocal #shoplocal

02/28/2022

When it comes to feeding cows, Pepper loves some quality skid steer time 🐶 🐮

#LBCD #choretime #chorebuddies #farmlife #farmdog

02/24/2022

Love me some homemade cold coffee! 😋
Cream, homemade chocolate, coffee and voilà! A homemade pick me up!
#LBCD #coldcoffee #homemade #homemadegoodness #rawmilk #pastuerized #nonhomogenized #pure #jerseymilk

What’s better than homemade chocolate in some good old fashioned raw milk? That little smile while enjoying good old fas...
02/17/2022

What’s better than homemade chocolate in some good old fashioned raw milk?
That little smile while enjoying good old fashioned raw chocolate milk 😊
#LBCD #rawmilk #allnatural #nongmo #farmfresh #homemadegoodness #jerseymilk

Happy Valentine’s Day from us to MOOOOOOO! #LBCD #bemine #valentine #jerseys #cowlove #cowhugs #farmfreshmilk #freshloca...
02/14/2022

Happy Valentine’s Day from us to MOOOOOOO!

#LBCD #bemine #valentine #jerseys #cowlove #cowhugs #farmfreshmilk #freshlocal #nongmo #allnatural

What says “I love you” more than a gift card for coffees galore from DeMarchi’s?!They use LBCD Milk (upon request) in th...
02/12/2022

What says “I love you” more than a gift card for coffees galore from DeMarchi’s?!

They use LBCD Milk (upon request) in their coffee creations 🥰 and let me tell you, they are delicious!!

#LBCD #bemyvalentine #fresh #locallyowned #localbusiness #localisbest

Cow comfort is #1!When it’s extremely cold out ALL of our animals are bedded with fresh straw and our girls that are mil...
02/08/2022

Cow comfort is #1!
When it’s extremely cold out ALL of our animals are bedded with fresh straw and our girls that are milking are let out long enough to eat, then brought back in to a smaller area so they are able to stay warmer than being out in their normal pen.

Why? This helps to eliminate frostbite on the teats of the cows!

#LBCD #doingwhatsbest #stewards #farmlife #livestock #therealanimalactivists

02/03/2022

Our girls receive their daily ration of freshly mixed forages every morning!

Did you know? The ration that they eat is called a TMR (total mixed ration). That means that in every bite that the LBCD girls take contains everything needed for healthy milk production!

The girls are enjoying their fresh mixed breakfast on this snowy day ❄️ Cows and snow are one of our favorite sights on ...
02/02/2022

The girls are enjoying their fresh mixed breakfast on this snowy day ❄️

Cows and snow are one of our favorite sights on the farm 🥰

#LBCD #snowday #farmlife #chowtime #nongmo #homegrownfeed

If you haven’t stopped by Funk Farms Premium Beef store, you are truly missing out! Along with Little Brown Cow Dairy Mi...
01/28/2022

If you haven’t stopped by Funk Farms Premium Beef store, you are truly missing out!
Along with Little Brown Cow Dairy Milk, they also carry Ropp’s Jersey Cheese, their own home grown beef and more! It’s definitely worth the trip!

#LBCD #homegrown #sustainable #allnatural #farmtotable #locallyowned #locallygrown #nongmo #jerseymilk

Thank you for your first order Funk Farms Premium Beef!
01/18/2022

Thank you for your first order Funk Farms Premium Beef!

GOT MILK? BY GUMMY, WE DO!!!

We have made room in our coolers for local milk from Little Brown Cow Dairy in Delavan, IL. Drop by our office and pick up a jug!

Somebody fell asleep on the job! 😂 Danny is in her happy place….the parlor! #LBCD #happycows #milkparlor #sleepy
01/11/2022

Somebody fell asleep on the job! 😂
Danny is in her happy place….the parlor!

#LBCD #happycows #milkparlor #sleepy

Our cows aren’t the only ones getting special treatment during the cold winter months 🐈 🐈‍⬛ Our kitties get some bedding...
01/07/2022

Our cows aren’t the only ones getting special treatment during the cold winter months 🐈 🐈‍⬛
Our kitties get some bedding and maybe some warm fresh milk from the LBCD girls! 😊
#LBCD #futuremousers #barncats #farmlife

Baby, it’s cold outside! This little girl had a rough go for her first day of life so, inside she comes until she’s on h...
01/03/2022

Baby, it’s cold outside!

This little girl had a rough go for her first day of life so, inside she comes until she’s on her feet again! 🥰
Stacey is loving her new calf roommate! 😂

#LBCD #winter #kittiesandcalves

The whole crew is together to bring in the New Year! Family time is the best time! Happy New New Year to all of you, may...
12/31/2021

The whole crew is together to bring in the New Year!
Family time is the best time!

Happy New New Year to all of you, may your days be filled with joy and happiness!

#LBCD #Godisgood #familytime #farmfamily #3generations

12/25/2021
12/21/2021

ATTENTION: All who come out to the farm to pick up milk, pasteurized or raw, we are experiencing a tight inventory this week! If you could please contact us before coming to be sure you can get milk!
Thank you!! ☺️

Little Miss Magnolia enjoying her “glass” of LBCD Milk! LOVE IT!!Don’t forget to get your LBCD Milk to use for all your ...
12/06/2021

Little Miss Magnolia enjoying her “glass” of LBCD Milk!
LOVE IT!!

Don’t forget to get your LBCD Milk to use for all your favorite recipes and drinks this Christmas Season!
Kaylee Probst

#LBCD #numberonefan #toocute #farmfresh #farmfreshtoyou

11/25/2021
We are blessed beyond belief and will always give the praise to our Lord for giving us this life to live and share!!!! H...
11/25/2021

We are blessed beyond belief and will always give the praise to our Lord for giving us this life to live and share!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to all.. all of you have blessed us and God knows you by name!!! I thank my God every time I remember you. Philippians 1:3

Over the lifespan of a barn it may house many different types of animals or even take on different shapes, but the importance of its role as a family hub will never be diminished. There is an element of pure genius when one takes the time to truly get to know those that came before you. Allison Vary sat down with her future mother in law, Teresa Hoerbert, to hear her powerful story of a multi generational barn and its many blessings.

“THE BARN…. It is the hub of a farm with livestock. The lights are on before sunrise and during the summer months, long after sunset. All activities could be in and around THE BARN.

When we moved to the farm, there was only one barn. It served its purpose well but with a growing family and growing number of livestock species it didn’t take long to know another one would be needed.

It was the ‘NEW BARN’ that saw three generations working on its structure… digging footing, pouring concrete, hammering nails putting on tin. It was a labor of love with many pictures to stir up memories of the progress and work it took to build.

From that barn, more than just livestock was raised. 4 sons, 1 daughter, now grandsons and granddaughters… and a lifestyle with roots that are deeper than the oldest tree on the place. It has become not just a way of growing up but a way of growing income. So, as we provided a 4-H experience for all our kids, we also provided a place to come back to. Our kids continue to be rooted in Ag.

Once a farrow to finish hog operation transformed into a sheep farm which then doubled as a place to raise a 4-H scramble steer… 6 to be exact. As the kids’ 4-H projects diversified so did the farm. Dairy came into the picture with just one Jersey heifer and quickly grew to a farm income…once again diversifying. This time, existing buildings were changed to house animals, new ones constructed and the transformation of a hog building to the milking barn.

While now not a traditional dairy, we diversified from shipping milk commercially to becoming an on-farm milk processing facility. We constructed, once again with pictures to recall those family times together (adult kids coming back to help) a pasteurizing facility on the farm and 2020 saw the introduction of Little Brown Cow Dairy. This labor of love brings kids back home for a job helping with this family project. With only 100 acres, diversifying is the key. There are many options still available, and we are not opposed to any.

We have been blessed with watching our kids play on this same farm that their dad did…we now get to watch our grandkids play where their dad did… it is a scene that can bring a tear to our eyes and warms our heart to know that the love of this small family farm has been handed down to yet another generation.

With more grandkids to come and many more options to diversify…This farm will prosper. We will dig deep, work hard, work together, say our prayers, ask GOD’s guidance and always…ALWAYS thank the Lord for the blessings we have been humbled by. It is, and will always be, our faith that will lead us where HE will take us!” - Teresa Hoerbert, Illinois

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#LBCD #veteransday #thankyou #homeofthefreebecauseofthebrave
11/11/2021

#LBCD #veteransday #thankyou #homeofthefreebecauseofthebrave

Scraping lots is a regular occurrence to keep Our cows as comfortable and as healthy as possible!Now that the fields are...
11/09/2021

Scraping lots is a regular occurrence to keep Our cows as comfortable and as healthy as possible!
Now that the fields are out, it’s time to spread that wonderful, all natural fertilizer on our fields to prepare for next year’s crop!

That’s no bull! 🐮

#LBCD #organiccrop #nongmo #2022preparation #comfycows #healthycows #allnatural #farmlife

11/08/2021

The girls are enjoying the beautiful weather, their feed and their new fresh bed pack!
When they have new sawdust to lay on, they would much rather spend their day laying in the barn!

#LBCD #jerseys #farmlife #onlythebest #happycows #noseycows #wholemilk #farmfresh

DID YOU KNOW?Consuming full fat dairy, like LBCD Non-homogenized Whole Milk, doesn't raise your risk of heart disease or...
11/01/2021

DID YOU KNOW?
Consuming full fat dairy, like LBCD Non-homogenized Whole Milk, doesn't raise your risk of heart disease or stroke? In fact, in a 2018 Lancet study of over 130,000 people ages 35-70, who consumed 2 servings of full fat dairy a day had a LOWER risk of heart disease than those who consumed less than 1/2 a serving.

Also, in a 2020 review of studies, the risk of obesity is no higher if you eat full fat instead of low-fat dairy.

And arguably, dairy fat is better for you than starch or sugar.

According to an article "Is Dairy Good For You" published by Consumer Reports On Health

It was a great day to ultrasound cows and find out who all the expectant mothers were! Pregnancy checking cows is part o...
10/10/2021

It was a great day to ultrasound cows and find out who all the expectant mothers were!

Pregnancy checking cows is part of our process to know what to expect and how to plan for the coming months, we are so excited for all the babies!

Thank you Hopedale Agri Center, Inc. for the chute to use for safe quiet handling!

#LBCD #herdhealth #farmlife #babies2022

A customer sent this lovely picture of the use of cream.  She put cream in her crockpot ... the outcome clotted cream(sm...
09/25/2021

A customer sent this lovely picture of the use of cream. She put cream in her crockpot ... the outcome clotted cream(small yellow dish) for which she used on her scones and used the whey... liquid left over to make the scones!! Always something yummy comes when you start with dairy!!! Thanks Anne Evans Morris for your purchase and sharing your delicious recipe. So when is it you will be having us for scones????? ENJOY!!!!!!

Gotta love those fall decorations!! Let’s see all those decorations out there, post a picture below! 🍁 #LBCD #falldecor ...
09/24/2021

Gotta love those fall decorations!!

Let’s see all those decorations out there, post a picture below! 🍁

#LBCD #falldecor #supportlocal #lovefall #colorsoffall

Someone has been caught sleeping on the job 🤦🏼‍♀️#LBCD #milkcoma #thehelp #naptime #milkingtimeonthefarm
09/20/2021

Someone has been caught sleeping on the job 🤦🏼‍♀️

#LBCD #milkcoma #thehelp #naptime #milkingtimeonthefarm

Thanks to DeMarchi’s for your support and the wonderful traveling treat!
09/16/2021

Thanks to DeMarchi’s for your support and the wonderful traveling treat!

Silage Season 2021 is under way! The girls are going to be so excited to see some fresh non-gmo corn silage! 😋 #LBCD #co...
09/10/2021

Silage Season 2021 is under way!

The girls are going to be so excited to see some fresh non-gmo corn silage! 😋

#LBCD #cornsilage2021 #jerseygirls #freshforage #nongmo #farmlife #homegrownforage #allnatural #familyfarm

Hello September!! We're excited for Fall to be here, finally. Our "Pumpkin Project" will be ready Sept 22 which is the f...
09/02/2021

Hello September!! We're excited for Fall to be here, finally. Our "Pumpkin Project" will be ready Sept 22 which is the first day of Fall. All pumpkins and gourds will be already picked and available in the front drive.

You may come at your own convenience and just like the milk, we will be offering everything on an honor system. A price list will be made available.

We can't wait to help you decorate for the fall and look forward to seeing everyone in a couple weeks.

Address

22727 Armington Rd
Delavan, IL
61734

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

+12178700616

Website

lbcdairy.com

Products

Raw Milk

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Our Story

Our Family has been in agriculture for generations, so needless to say, the LOVE of animals is in our blood. In 2006 we bought our first Jersey cow and immediately fell in love with her big brown eyes and how well she fit in to our renovated operation. We bought a group of 10 heifers and a group of 20 cows and before we knew it we were in business! We began shipping to Prairie Farms and never looked back. We have known all along that our Little Brown Cows were really something special but couldn’t figure out how to put the spot light on them until now, we have decided to provide you with a premium quality product that we have long enjoyed throughout the years, Raw Jersey Milk!

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Teresa Hoerbert today at lunch with my class, we had a Snapple cap fact that read: "Cows give more milk when they listen to music." Is this true? What music do your Little Brown Cows listen to? Inquiring minds want to know! 🐮😍
I enjoyed an iced coffee from DeMarchis in Lincoln...and asked for LBCD milk to be added to it! It was delicious, of course! Thanks!
Someone was pretty happy about her Little Chug of chocolate milk! 🥛🐄❤️ Little Brown Cow Dairy Hartsburg 150th Celebration
My family always talks about Little Brown Cow Dairy and today I experienced it for myself. I was excited to see so many local gluten free products from Galt Bakery Jewels Under the Kilt @martinsapplechips Phlippens and many others. You can purchase fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, condiments and browse items from local artists. If you’re in the #Brantford area be sure to stop by and check them out. #brantcounty #brantford #shoplocal #supportlocal #glutenfreecollective #glutenfree #celiac #glutenfreeliving #nogluten #glutenfreemom #localsupportinglocal
We were ready for Santa last night. Santa got delicious Little Brown Cow Dairy milk when he stopped here! Treating the man in red with the best local milk ever!
Where near Northwest Peoria can I find your milk???? TIA ❤️
Philippines cows are really friendly:
The Little Brown Cow Dairy, a fourth-generation dairy farm near Delavan, decided to start selling milk directly to customers right in the middle of the pandemic. The result? A local love affair with this family's milk which is sold to customers through markets, grocery, and restaurants in Bloomington, Mount Pulaski and Lincoln, and through MarketWagon, a rural grocery delivery service. FarmWeekNow visited this family's dairy farm to learn about their new project: https://bit.ly/LittleBrownCowDairy
#CultivatingOurCommunities: Milk just doesn’t get any fresher than from Little Brown Cow Dairy in Delavan, IL. This fourth generation Tazwell County farm, proudly raises Jersey cows to produce Pasteurized, Non-Homogenized Milk and Keifer, as well as Raw Milk! 🥛https://www.lbcdairy.com Bob and Terry Hoerbert transitioned their farm into Jersey Dairy farm in 2006 and began bottling/selling their own milk and keifer in 2019! In addition to dairy, they also sell chickens and beef! Find their products on the farm, at cooperatives, Farmers Markets and through MarketWagon!‬ You can read more about their farm on FarmWeekNow! https://bit.ly/3iZ30cG
The hamburger is sooooo delicious! I'm just loving it so much! I love your milk and now the hamburger. I'm so grateful I am able to get this from you guys!😍
Thanks Maw and Paw for the jersey hamburger meat. We are taking a little bit of you guys to the races with us tonight! Go 20K! Buy local milk and meat or in our case just have a really cool Maw and Paw to bring you some! 😉
Photos: From cow to shelves — Little Brown Cow Dairy Green Top Grocery http://ow.ly/lefQ50AbIKo