Nope. If I wanted pasteurized milk, I'd save myself all the headache and work of milking a cow and just go to the store. Easier and probably cheaper, too. JMO....
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I'm a non-pasteurizer too....I want ALL the raw goodies......
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Post by WoodSpryte Farm/Tiffany on Dec 3, 2010 20:51:18 GMT -5
ohhh HECK NO!!! I have a cow, go thru the pains of milking, shoveling poo and everything else that goes with owning a cow.. why would I ruin the beautiful gift she is giving me in return. I have offered pasturized to the cow share holders.. they feel the same.. they can get THAT stuff in the stores..
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I know there are some here who do.....Personally, I don't do all that work to turn around and literally cook the life out of it. I know that may sound harsh, but I wonder: what's the point? (Seriously!) PM's about it are welcome. (I'm not looking for an argument, just wondering why some do it?) Janene
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Hi, I don't pasteurise milk for my own milk consumption at all. However, milk that I donate to our local school's canteen, I do pasteurise, by heating it up to the right temp then cooling it. Any milk that I give away, I tell friends that it is raw, and how to pasteurise it, should they wish. Raw milk can carry disease, and whilst I know my milk is healthy, I never want to be in the position of having someone accuse me of making their child ill, and have the worry of having to prove it didn't! Regards, Heidi
Nope. If I wanted pasteurized milk, I'd save myself all the headache and work of milking a cow and just go to the store. Easier and probably cheaper, too.
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Fiona her 2015 heifer calf
Sweet Pea-Dexsey heifer
Shrimp her 2013 bull calf
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No...we drink raw. I agree with the others, I have pasteurized options, it is the raw milk/butter/cheese we are looking for.
That said, I am a bit torn what to do for customers. People have been begging me to buy raw milk. I can legally sell raw milk (on farm) but I'm not sure I want to. I am thinking about turning it into cheese or yogurt, so it is slightly cooked, making me feel a little better. I am not afraid of raw milk, at all, drank it during my pregnancy and gave it to my small children but liability of others?
Post by rainyclayday on Dec 3, 2010 23:20:52 GMT -5
I wouldn't go to all this work and then turn around and kill the health and benefits out of the milk. It puzzles me that anyone would, as this is a lot of work -- much easier in that case to head to the store and pick up a gallon of pasteurized milk.
Ayrshire cow - Mooly American Milking Devon/Dexter heifer - Cranberry Sugar Jersey/Red Angus heifer calf - Georgia Ayrshire/Hereford heifer calf - Brown Sugar Candy Quarter Horse - Chip Dogs - English Setter Rollo, English Pointer Wally, English Pointer Gilligan African Greys - Winston and Seymour Chickens, pigeons, goose
Nope. I have noticed a huge difference drinking raw milk. It has really benefited me, personally.
Living on a 250,000 acre working ranch, with a Jersey/Beef-X milk cow, sheep,rabbits, chickens and ducks, 2 Maremma Livestock Guardians, ranchhand husband and an English Shepherd who is in charge of it all.
all raw here, its the only milk I can drink. If I drink the other stuff I dont do good at all. My vegetarian kids are fed on milk proteins and people are blown away by their strength, clarity, intelligence, steadiness and pure health. It was the single BEST thing I have ever done for my health. grass fed butter, ghee raw milk and milk products made from fresh raw cow milk.
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I don't pasteurize at all. I'm with the others... why go through all the work of two milk cows... morning and evening chores... straining, cooling and bottling just to kill all the wonderful enzymes that nature put in there. Someone posted a great thread in the tree of knowledge I think about the fact that pasteurization had to start due largely to homogenization... the break down of the fat particles made milk turn sour so fast that they had to pasteurize to keep it from spoiling for consumers. I'm all for raw milk!
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