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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

While Maine dairy farmers steward thousands of acres of open farmland and pastures across the state, they also oversee many acres in small woodlands. This time of year is too cold, wet, and often snowy for farmers to get on the fields to start planting crops. So, many take to the woods to tap trees … Continued

UMaine’s Witter Farm Climbs to the Top

The University of Maine Witter Farm in Old Town always ranked well for its milk quality and cows. However, an especially impressive number of accolades have 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 3rd in the nation … 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. It … Continued

Anything but Just a Number

Though Taylor Dairy Farm is home to a large herd of cattle, each animal gets individual attention. They’re anything but just a number. While this might look like a whole lot of Jersey cows, Taylor Farm relies on technology and personal interaction with the cows to ensure they are healthy and happy. With nearly 1,800 Jersey cattle … Continued

How Now Brown Cow

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

Playing Favorites? Maybe Just a Little.

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