NEK Loses 10 Dairy Farms Since Pandemic Began

The Sylvain Farm continues to operate in St. Johnsbury despite tough times for Vermont dairy farmers since the pandemic hit.

Roger Sylvain says earlier this year things were starting to look up after about 5 challenging years at the family dairy farm in St. Johnsbury.

“We were looking at our best year in a while with all the projections,” said Sylvain, who runs the farm with his brother. They each have a son involved in the operation who represent the fourth generation of Sylvains working the farm that produces about 2.5 million pounds of milk a year from their herd of roughly 225 of which 135 are milkers.

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