“Show Feeds for all Levels of Competition ~ Quality from Top to Bottom”

For more information:
Steve Miller: 309-208-9067
Mike Orns: 309-208-9060
Mark Wellman: 217-242-9111
Drew Stollard: 309-208-5650
Brett Beyers: 815-848-3549
Mark Tol: 815-343-2404
Brice Hintzsche: 815-721-2845
Chuck Lemenager: 815-867-7011
Grant Bedel: 309-212-2493
Garrett Lampe: 309-620-1608

300 E Broadway St
Roseville, IL 61473
Phone: 309-705-3010

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Earlybird entered the nutrition industry selling complete feeds in 1979.  In 1985, manufactured feed processing began at the old El Paso mill. Earlybird began feed manufacturing in our current Goodfield facility in 1995 and we have really never stopped the expansion.  In 2018, the Roseville facility was completed and also began manufacturing feed.  This second location has significantly expanded the territory handled by bagged and bulk delivery services.

Earlybird strives to provide the best nutritional diets for your operation. We offer a large line of proven complete feeds for many species of animals or the flexibility to customize a feeding program to fit all your individual needs.

Our 500lb minimum on custom blends is a trait that separates us from many in the industry. We provide bagged and bulk feed delivery options as well as feed discounts on orders 500 pounds and larger that you pick up at the mill.



Earlybird Nutritional Representatives

Mike Orns
(309) 208-9060
Mike grew up on a grain and dairy farm south of El Paso Illinois.  Mike joined the team at Earlybird in 1995 running the old feed mill in El Paso.  In 1998, Mike stepped into full-time sales focusing on dairy and beef.  He became the Nutritional Department Manager in 2008.  Mike has 20 years’ experience in the livestock nutrition industry.  Mike focuses on providing the highest quality product with the best possible service. He graduated with a B.S. Degree in Agribusiness from Bob Jones University in South Carolina. 


Steve Miller
(309) 208-9067
Steve has 30 years of nutritional sales experience with the last 25 at Earlybird. Steve is a certified Equine Stable Consultant.  He currently does a lot of the ordering at Earlybird and is involved with feed mill capital projects.  While Steve handles nutritional sales in equine, cattle, and swine, he is also an expert in many of our specialty feed areas, such as; Poultry, Bird, Aquaculture, Pet, Pet Specialty, Sheep & Goats. He graduated from Iowa State with a B.S. Degree in Animal Science.


Mark Wellman
(217) 242-9111
Mark started with Earlybird in May 2019 and serves the staff as the Sales Manager. Mark has previously served Earlybird as the Sale Representative from Hubbard and US Feeds for the previous 5 years. He's been in the feed industry 30 plus years split almost evenly between Sales and Research. He will provide great assistance in the Cow/Calf production side of the business and serve our customers from both location. Mark, his wife Cindy, their 4 children and 6 grandchildren operate Wishing Well Limousin Farm in Fowler, Illinois.


Drew Stollard
(309) 208-5650
Drew grew up on a Hereford cattle farm in Bethany Illinois.  Growing up, Drew showed at the state and national levels and was active in 4-H, FFA, and the Illinois Hereford association.  He graduated from Lakeland College and later Illinois State University with a degree in AG Business.  Drew has worked with Angus cattle the last 10 years after arriving at Illinois State and has been showing Angus and Herefords ever since. He has been with Earlybird the last 4 years and with strong emphasis in cattle and show cattle feed sales. 


Brett Beyers
(815) 848-3549
Brett has been involved in the Swine industry since he was in high school. While in college, Brett was a member of the livestock judging teams at Lake Land College and Western Illinois University. He has worked in various roles of the swine industry since graduating from college, most recently as a wean-to-finish supervisor for Lehmann Bros. Farms, LLC. Brett currently owns and operates Beyers Farms in partnership with his brother, Todd. They sell competitive Duroc showpigs and breeding stock throughout the country. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the United Duroc Swine Registry and sets on the Executive Board of the National Swine Registry. Brett lives in Sibley, IL, with his wife, Jodi, and 4 children, Brooke, Lane, Kinley, and Keaton. Brett is available immediately to assist you with any of your livestock nutritional questions.


Mark Tol
(815) 343-2404
Mark has spent a lifetime in the livestock industry. His great work ethic was developed while growing up on a Dairy farm in Minnesota. He has extensive experience managing both large and small swine facilities, cattle feedlots, and a large cow/calf operation. Mark and his wife Jan have been married 28 years and have two sons, Joshua and Jacob. Both sons showed cattle successfully at the local and national level. Mark has enjoyed being a 4-H leader over the years and supporting local FFA. Mark is available immediately to assist you with any of your livestock nutritional questions.


Brice Hintzsche
(815) 721-2845
Brice is a recent graduate of Iowa State and prior at Joliet Junior College. He comes to Earlybird with a strong background in the swine industry and a wealth of existing knowledge of our products and customers. We are confident Brice will help us grow while continuing to provide excellent customer service.


Chuck Lemenager
(815) 867-7011
Chuck comes to Earlybird with a lifetime of experience in the livestock industry, the last 21 years as a livestock buyer. He also runs 80 cows with his brother Luke. Together, they enjoy helping Junior exhibitors in all aspects of the show industry. Chuck's wife Tori and children Grace and Curt are also involved with the cattle operation and usually close by during cattle shows. Chuck immediately strengthens our already solid sales team. His reputation on the state and national show cattle arena only solidifies our image in the industry. His passion for helping young people in show industry makes him a perfect fit into our team. He will handle all species of livestock


Grant Bedel
(309) 212-2493
Grant Joined the Sale Team in August 2019 as a Feed Specialist. He grew up on the family farm in the Saybrook/Gibson City area where they raised registered Angus cattle. Grant brings a lifetime of experience in the cattle industry to the team. Recently, he has managed multiple registered Angus operations throughout Illinois and Indiana and has extensive experience preparing cattle for production and bull sales. Geant and his wife Tamee have 2 grown children and two grandchildren. As a family they have shown cattle at the local, state, and national level. Grants unique combination of experience in both production and the show side, coupled with his extensive ties in the industry make him a very logical fit for the team, and specifically Roseville.


Garrett Lampe
Garrett is a native of Western Kansas where he was involved in his family’s Registered Angus operation. During his time there he developed a strong feed yard background. He attended Butler Community College and Kansas State University majoring in Animal Science. For the past 13 years Garrett was the manager of Top Line Angus in Tremont. While there he bred, sold and managed numerous state and national champion Angus and Red Angus. Garrett has been involved in various roles with breed leadership and continues to judge shows across the country. His true passion is in registered seedstock production and helping juniors build their herds through the show ring. Garrett and wife Gretchen, along with their two sons Weston and Grayson, live outside of Petersburg where they raise and market purebred cattle. He looks forward to working with Earlybird customers to maintain the high level of knowledge and customer service they deserve.


Clarence Grebner, Goodfield Mill Manager
(309) 965-2555
Clarence and his wife Sarah have three children: Maggie, Allison, & Ryan. He has been with Earlybird since 2006 and in the Mill at Goodfield since 2012. Clarence has been very important to our growth while maintaining the high level of quality we demand. His dedication and pride in our products is one of the big reasons our customers keep coming back. Clarence graduated from Illinois State in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ag Management.


Shawn Hendel, Roseville Operations Manager
(309) 705-3010
Shawn and his wife Robyn have 3 daughters and their family is active in 4H and FFA showing livestock in the region.  Shawn started with Earlybird in May of 2018, in the very early days of our Roseville facility, and has been instrumental in our growth in that market.  He became the Operations Manager in Roseville in early 2019 and will be key to our quality and success as we move forward.