About our family
Dale and Linda married in 1974, and began dairying at the present location. Linda has been a middle school/high school teacher for 25 years, and presently does calf chores, show barn chores, farm bookkeeping and has a part-time job off the farm.
Their oldest daughter, Carrie, lives in Normal, Ill., with her husband, Ryan, and their daughter, Olivia.
Dale and Linda’s son, Jeff, farms with them. Their youngest daughter, Julie, is editor of the Illinois Holstein Herald.
About our food
Dale and Linda milk 150 registered Holstein dairy cows and have 130 heifers/calves. They also grow 300 acres of corn, 32 acres of wheat, 112 acres of beans, and 170 acres of oats/alfalfa (hay).
About our farm
Dale is a fifth generation farmer, and Linda is a seventh generation farmer. Dale began farming with his parents after high school graduation in 1970. The partnership with Dale’s parents, George and Marcella, progressed until January 1, 2009, when Dale and Linda took over the farm completely as Lindale Holsteins.
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Our farming philosophy
Farming is more about who we are rather than what we do. There’s more to our family than breeding good cows and winning the show ring. We’re committed to the registered Holstein breed and to promoting a positive image of agriculture.
The best thing about being a farmer
Working in the outdoors, being one’s own boss, no two days are ever the same, a sense of pride in helping to feed the world.