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Maine Dairy & Nutrition Council

Nutrition from your neighbor's farm to your family's table

Maine Dairy & Nutrition Council

Nutrition from your neighbor's farm to your family's table

Maine Maple Sunday 2021 on dairy farms

While Maine dairy farmers steward thousands of acres of open farmland and pastures across the state, they also oversee a great deal of acres in small woodlands. As this time of year is too cold and wet and often too snowy for farmers to get on the fields to start planting crops, so many take … Continued

UMaine’s Witter farm climbs to the top

The University of Maine dairy farm in Old Town has always ranked well for its milk quality and quality of cows. However, an especially impressive number of accolades has been bestowed upon the dairy herd at J. F. Witter Teaching and Research Center in the past few months. Most recently, the herd was ranked No. … Continued

An Udderly Moo-ving Day on Maine Dairy Farm

University of Maine Dietetic Intern Amanda Robbins visits Brigeen Farms with the Maine Dairy & Nutrition Council By Amanda Robbins On a chilly November afternoon, I had the opportunity to visit the scenic hills of Turner, Maine, where Brigeen Farms, Inc. sits peacefully with Mount Washington painted in the landscape of the farm’s background. On … Continued

Anything but just a number

Though Taylor Dairy Farm is home to a large herd of cattle, each animal gets individual attention. With nearly 1,800 Jersey cattle on his family’s farm in St. Alban’s, one would think it would be difficult for Ben Taylor to know each animal individually. Thanks to the latest software though, he can find out all he … Continued

How Now Brown Cow

Although she’s second in milk production only to the Holstein and is well-known for her docile personality, the Brown Swiss has never caught on with the popularity of some of the other milking breeds. For the Smith family of East Dixfield though, there’s no other breed they would rather have in their barn. The first … Continued

Playing favorites? Maybe just a little.

Bella’s not a super friendly cow; her normal expression is something akin to a scowl, but she’s still Carrie Whitcomb’s favorite of her family’s herd of 300 Jersey and Guernsey dairy cows in Waldo, Maine. “She’s been around forever, and she just knows what to do,” Carrie said of the 12-year-old Jersey. “When we are … Continued

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Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council works with school nutrition directors and staff
across the state and offers grants to provide needed equipment throughout the year.

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