I tried posting this in back yard herds too, but that forum isnt as active as this one quite yet, and you people are pretty knowledgeable too I had an idea not too long ago, and I wondered if anyone might have an idea of the legalities involved. I run into a lot of people who need or want raw, safe, milk, either goat or cow, but either dont have the time, space, or ability to buy the animal themselves. BUT these same people cannot buy raw milk by NY state law. WE have the time space and ability, and are getting some milk goats this year for our own uses. I grew up with dairy cattle and at some point would like a mini cow for our home use as well. Why cant I have a partial lease agreement with people for a set period of time on an animal, which allows them access to said animal once a week or twice a week, for them to care for and pet and love on the animal. Part of the care being that they milk the animal. Then the milk would be theirs because the animal is partially theirs. Theres a lot of safety issues for the animal to consider and iron out, but there HAS to be a way to do this. Has anyone considered, known of, or could imagine how something like this would work?