Goat Share- Ohio

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by OneCuteShasta, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. OneCuteShasta

    OneCuteShasta Songster

    Apr 4, 2007
    Tropical oHIo
    Ohio law bans the sell of raw milk, but it is legal to buy into a goat share program. For those who don't know about it, a person pays a small monthly or annual fee to help cover the cost of "their" share of a goat. Then they are entitled to the raw milk, since they own a share of the goat. Does anyone know someone (or does it themselves) that does the goat share in Ohio? We've had goats for about 2 years now. We've never bred or milked our goats (they're all dry). We're interested in starting to breed and milk, but we want to see if we even like the milk first. Can anyone help? THANKS!!!
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    I don't know anyone in OHIO but do know a cowshare/goatshare in BC. [​IMG]

    Have you checked weston price listings or realmilk.com

    If you want to see what the agreements look like I can email them to you.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2008
  3. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    You might want to search your area listings with the ADGA or a state dairy goat association to find a local milk producer that will let you try some raw milk first. This way, you'll know if you like it and want to move forward. You can also get one on one advice with the milking operation to make sure that's something you're ready to take on.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: