Buckfield farm with 50 Jerseys is Maine dairy farm of year

BUCKFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Buckfield farm with 50 Jersey cows has been named the top dairy farm in Maine for 2020.

Lovell Family Farm is the winner of the Dairy Farm of the Year and Green Pastures award, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said in a statement. The farm began shipping milk in 2007 after starting in a rented facility before moving to a farm on North Hill, the agriculture department said.

The family also harvests hay and grows corn. The agriculture department said the family has “created a farm business focused on cow comfort, quality milk, and exceptional quality forages.”