Co-owned by Matt Kilgus and his uncle, Paul Kilgus, the farm in Fairbury first began back in the 1950's with Matt's grandparents. Over the years, the family made changes, switching for the more popular Holstein herds to Jersey cows in the mid-90's. Jersey cows are known for a richer, creamier milk which is also higher in calcium and protein. Kilgus also strives to keep their cows grass fed for the majority of the year.
Once the family made the decision to begin bottling their own product on-site, business began to grow. They now provide products for more than 120 coffee shops, grocery stores and restaurants across the state. The family also sells meat products from the cows and goats meat and milk.
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