What are the benefits of goat’s milk? The fat globule in goat’s milk does not cluster together. A study in 2007 was conducted by the Department of Physiology at the University of Granda found goat’s milk to be easier to digest. Goat’s milk is an excellent source of calcium. Goat’s milk is also an excellent source of vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, protein, and potassium for heart health. What are the benefits of raw milk? Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized through heating the milk. Pasteurization was developed by Louis Pasteur in 1864 to kill bacteria. The pasteurization process not only destroys bad bacteria, but it is believed to destroy the good bacteria as well. Enzymes and some vitamins are also destroyed in this process. Is raw milk safe? Yes, as long as the milk is handled in a clean and safe manner. At Grandma Kelsey’s Farm we follow all of the testing requirements to ensure milk remains the highest quality.
How does a milk share work? Colorado law prohibits the sale of raw milk. However, milk shares are legal according to the Senate Bill 05-055. In order to participate in the milk share program an individual must purchase into the herd with a one time fee of $40. This fee is refundable at the time the individual no longer chooses to participate in the program. An additional monthly charge of $40 is due for the feeding and handling of the goats and the milk. The monthly fee entitles the individual to a gallon of fresh milk weekly. Half shares are also available; onetime charge $20 and $20 monthly charge for a ½ gallon of fresh milk weekly.
Goat milk for pet consumption is also available. Goat milk is an excellent option for feeding the orphan pets.