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Oakhurst Dairy Annual Producer Awards

Recently, we recognized our top dairy farms from around the state for outstanding milk quality, cow health and farm cleanliness at our recent annual producers luncheon. Ten farms were recognized for overall quality with the top five receiving awards. We also presented certificates to farms scoring high in four individual milk quality categories.

The top five overall quality farms included: Chartrand Farm of Norridgewock, R.E. Hemond, Inc., of Minot, Hemond Hill Farm of Minot, Aghaloma Farms of Knox, and Deerfield Farm of Winterport. These farms received a plaque and a cash gift from Oakhurst Dairy. The remaining five producers recognized in the top 10 include: Androscoggin Holsteins of Leeds, The Wright Place in Clinton, Silver Maple Farms of Albion, Martin Farm of Corinth, and Baker Brook Farm in Gray.

Chartrand Farm, run by Elroy and Constance Chartrand, received the Oakhurst Dairy Producer of the Year Award (their first year). Chartrand Farm has been producing milk for Oakhurst Dairy since 1994. The Oakhurst Dairy Producer of the Year award is presented to the farm that receives the company’s highest quality ratings across all categories.

R.E. Hemond, Inc., run by Noella Hemond, finished second in the top ten list. The farm had reached the top spot the last four years prior to this year. R.E. Hemond, Inc., has been producing milk for Oakhurst for 25 years.

John and Irene Hemond of Hemond Hill Farm placed third. The fourth place ranking went to the Larrabee Family of Aghaloma Farms. Paul and Linda Cole of Deerfield Farm rounded out the top five producer list.

More than 30 farms and Oakhurst staff attended the luncheon at the Elks Lodge in Waterville.

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