Originally Posted by MotorcycleChick
I have a feeling that the raw milk you are drinking is from the people that gave me my first sample. It was at the Potatofest (OMG! I am not a city girl anymore!) in Ebensburg. They will sell you a cow. In fact, I think they have a few mini cows. Don't forget that they are an option! A quart or so a day isn't bad!
I wish we could figure out how to offer raw milk to the public. Getting certified for raw milk production it hard and the latest news is the Land O'Lakes "Cooperative" will be dropping farmers who are selling raw milk. I suppose they want to squash the competition. They are also penalizing farmers that ship more milk than they have in the past, enough to make sure that all farmers start cutting production. Expect all milk prices to rise in the future, due to "shortages". I think they saw what happened to egg prices after AI wiped out a few million layers.
I believe we should be paying more for our food, but with the extra cost going back to the producers to support better quality and better quality of life for the animals, not going to pay executive bonuses at the agribusiness companies.
I wonder if we could legally rent out cows and have people come milk them themselves to get the raw milk. Or sell the cows and charge a fee to maintain and feed them. Maybe I could form a local group of several families that would jointly own the cow and take turns milking it, taking whatever milk they get for themselves.