Coburg Dairy name changes to Borden; landmark cow will stay

The iconic Coburg Cow has been watching over Savannah Highway from its St. Andrews Shopping Center location since the 1950s.

The cow will remain but the name is changing.

Milk sold under the Coburg name — part of the Charleston vernacular for more than 90 years — is making the switch to the Borden brand.

As part of the relaunch, Coburg Dairy has changed its name to Borden Dairy Co. of South Carolina, it was announced today.

The company, which employs more than 200 people across the state, recently started distribution of Borden milk to hundreds of local retail locations in South Carolina, including Walmart, Kroger, Publix and Piggly Wiggly stores.

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A Borden representative said the landmark Coburg cow at St. Andrews Center on Savannah Highway in West Ashley will remain in place.

Coburg was started in 1920 by Francis S. Hanckel with 100 cows, one horse and a wagon. The family-owned business was sold to dairy giant Dean Foods in 1998 and is now under different ownership.

For more details, see Thursday’s editions of The Post and Courier.