Illini Nellie

The University of Illinois has produced its fair share of famous and successful individuals since its founding in 1867.  None gained such unlikely fame as Illini Nellie, a Brown Swiss Cow. This bovine brought renown to the Dairy Science department–and became famous in her own right–for producing world record-setting amounts of milk.  According to The Daily Illini writer Ken Herron, “Illini Nellie was almost as much of a landmark to campus visitors as the Stadium or the Alma Mater statue.” Continue reading “Illini Nellie”