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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

An experiment in healthy soils, healthy crops

Dairy farming isn’t just milking cows, scooping poop, and taking care of cows and calves. Much of a farmer’s year is spent in the fields, prepping the ground, planting and harvesting feed for cattle. When you rely on yourself and the land to grow the majority of feed for your animals, it can be difficult … Continued

2020 Maine Green Pastures Winner – Lowell Family Farm

The Lowell Family Farm is a perfect example of how no two dairy farms are alike. Each operates based on a number of factors including the interests and skillsets of the farmers and employees, available land, facilities, agricultural philosophies, and even the chosen breed of cattle for that farm, to name a few. “It didn’t … Continued

A Dairy Cow’s Super Powers

What’s more sustainable than an animal that helps to grow its own feed? That’s exactly what a dairy cow does. The farmer feeds the cow. The cow makes manure (poops). The manure is then fertilizer for the fields in which the farmer grows feed like corn and hay for the cow. The dairy cow eats … Continued

Farmers Use Fit Bit Style Technology to Monitor Cow Health

Long before the Fit Bit was all the rage among those looking to get and stay fit, dairy farmers were relying on similar technology to keep them abreast of their cows’ health. Lilley Farms way up in the County, between Canada and Baxter State Park in Smyrna, was one of the first to start using … Continued

2019 Maine Green Pastures Winner – Cooley Farm

Marcia Dean and her family were recently honored as the Maine Dairy Farm of the Year and Green Pastures Award winner. Nearly 30 years ago, the future of Cooley Farm was put into the hands of the owner’s 14-year-old granddaughter. On August 25, 1990, the farm’s milking barn burned down, killing about 60 milk cows. Rufus … Continued

2018 Maine Green Pastures Winner – Highland Farms

Highland Farms, Inc. in Cornish has a long, interesting history in the Maine dairy farming community. With the upcoming generations, their future looks just as enduring. Family member and dairy farmer Libby Bleakney is proud that the family has been able to maintain their beautiful, well-kept farm so that the next generations come back to … 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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