About Us

Happy, Healthy Cows

It’s what we’re all about.

Brigeen Farms is a tenth generation family-owned and operated dairy farm in Turner, Maine. Since 1777, our family has cared for dairy cows and produced fresh, high-quality milk as part of Maine’s strong dairy industry. Steve and Mary Briggs and Bill and Betsy Bullard are the ninth and tenth generations to operate the farm, with the hard work of 10 employees plus family members, and the help of support industries.

We’re fortunate to be situated on approximately 800 acres—which means there is plenty of space for our cows. We grow corn and hay for silage for our own high-quality, locally grown feed. That means our cows have been “buying local” long before it was a bumper sticker or an ad campaign. Turner’s own Hood family of Hood Farm handles cropping and nutrient management responsibilities

 

Cows

Sustainability starts with a viable business model, proving the old adage “if you take care of the cow, she will take care of you.” Cow comfort and care is at the heart of what we do. We pay close attention to the health and happiness of our herd, with a combination of new and upgraded freestall barns, sand beds, free-choice nutritionist-balanced feed, and digitalized health monitors on each individual cow. High overall herd health has driven our breeding program, which provides cattle and embryos for purchase.

We work closely with support consultants including the veterinarians at Annabessacook Vet, and nutritionists at Holtz-Nelson to ensure that we are employing the most current understanding of what makes cows tick.

Recent Recognition

New England Holstein Summer Show
July 14-17 2019

Reserve Junior Champion – Open Show
Brigeen 1st Grade Rolene (1st Grade), 1st winter yearling, Reeve Twitchell, Turner, ME

HM Junior Champion – Open Show
Brigeen Sidekick I Rolande (Sidekick), 1st winter calf, Sydney Bullard, Turner, ME

Junior Champion – Junior Show
Brigeen 1st Grade Rolene (1st Grade), 1st winter yearling, Reeve Twitchell, Turner, ME

Reserve Junior Champion – Junior Show
Brigeen Sidekick I Rolande (Sidekick), 1st winter calf, Sydney Bullard, Turner, ME

Winter Calf
1. Brigeen Sidekick I Rolande (Sidekick), Sydney Bullard, Turner, ME
3. Brigeen Humblenkind M87 Gigi (Humblenkind), Mason Twitchell, ME

Summer Yearling 
Midas-Touch Hum Joely-ET (Humblenkind), Brigeen Farms, Turner, ME

We had a great time at the shows this summer and fall, with Brigeen 1st Grade Rolene one of the highlights, winning the Winter Yearling class starting in the Spring in PEI, all the way through to the Northeast Fall National in Springfield, Mass.

 

 

Brigeen Farms

278 Upper St., Turner, Maine
207.225.3724
info@brigeenfarms.com

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