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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby Highpoint » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:45 pm

I am so serious about raw milk and would pay whatever I had too to get it. I used it to feed my daughter feeding tube seven weeks and my husband twelve weeks with meal replacement mix from company can't mention online. Daughter recovered six years ago no treatment and husband is almost there. Daughter stage 4 throat cancer with no chemo or radiation and husband heart and lung damage and he hasn't needed oxygen in two years.

I know people who have been lied too and know pasteurized milk is more dangerous than raw and some of the best research is on Weston Price Foundation website that and dr Stephanie Seneff senior professor MIT. Dr Ben Carson was also a major help as we used the products he recommended which is now illegal for me to mention online and God who directed me step by step through years of recovery.

i will write a book as I cannot put online what is the truth but hope all dairy farmers know one day their hard work is very greatly appreciated by many.
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby Nite Hawk » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:18 am

I just paid $6.90 for an imperial gallon of milk, which is larger than a USA gallon.
Still pricey.. I prefer to have my own cow milking, that way I know what the health status is of the milk I am drinking. there is definitely a difference between good clean healthy cows- raw milk and pasteurized milk. Years ago we had our milk cow die from bloat, we figured from hardware disease. Before I acquired a new cow, one of the kids teeth began to turn an opaque color. Calcium supplements and pasteurized milk never helped either.
Two weeks after acquiring a new milk cow, the whole family noticed the effected child's teeth had began to return to a healthy white color.
When the milk is pasteurized all the good enzymes that help you digest the milk are killed off, and as calcium also tends to be attracted to the fat molecule, skimming the cream reduces the calcium values.
I do understand why the milk is pasteurized, as I have worked on some dairy farms that are totally filthy
and they had a bad mastitis issue. I personally would not have fed the milk on those farms to my dog, let alone my family.
Other farms were so clean and they were diligent about health of their animals, most of the time there would have been little problem drinking the milk raw.
The main thing is have healthy animals and cleanliness when using unpasteurized milk, and keeping a closed herd helps too, but sometimes that isn't workable, so one had to be careful.
also, not everything is killed by pasteurizing it, there are stories that Crohns disease may come from cattle that are affected by Johnes disease, and that pasteurizing wont kill it...
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby Jogeephus » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:56 am

farmerjan wrote:I had people begging me for milk from my jersey last year that I hand milked. $5.00 per half gallon and they were thrilled to make a "contribution" since we are in a state that you cannot legally sell raw milk. Right now I get my milk from a farm where I have a cow in the milking herd, but once my others calve, I will be doing some milking and using them as nurse cows also. I hope to go to cow/herd shares after I retire so that they will pay for their feed and give me a little for my time. We'll see.


Our state department of agriculture has a SWAT team that raids people for doing that. Its unbelievable. Someone mentioned control. IMO, its absurd that we live in a so called free country where men can identify as women and vice versa yet we do not have the freedom to make an educated decision on where we buy our milk and for it to be illegal to purchase unadulterated milk or other agricultural products for that matter. Sometimes I feel like I have a seat on the crazy train.

Maybe the solution to all this is we need to legalize recreational milk.
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby Turkeybird » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:35 am

Well said Jo, we live in a country where one can marry another of the same sex,have the gov pay for a sex change if in the military,grow your own pot in California , and it is unlawful to buy a large soda in nyc. But raw milk, home raised beef and pork are regulated! Oh yea and I forgot about praying at public schools
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby ddd75 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:00 am

walmart is opening up a super site here.

they will ONLY take full tanker loads.
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Postby TexasBred » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:54 pm

ddd75 wrote:walmart is opening up a super site here.

they will ONLY take full tanker loads.

Say that again and explain????
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Postby djinwa » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:41 pm

As I understand it, stores have "loss leaders". They sell the essentials at a loss to get people in the store to buy other stuff. In our Walmart, the milk and eggs are in the far corner, so you have to walk through the whole store and hopefully buy other stuff on the way.

So maybe Walmart is losing more than the farmer on milk?

But yeah, milk and eggs are dirt cheap, so I often wonder why I raise my own. We have gatherings and few drink milk anymore. Coffee, juice, soda, beer or whatever. Each generation gets further from farm life.
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby boondocks » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:40 am

Turkeybird wrote:Well said Jo, we live in a country where one can marry another of the same sex,have the gov pay for a sex change if in the military,grow your own pot in California , and it is unlawful to buy a large soda in nyc. But raw milk, home raised beef and pork are regulated! Oh yea and I forgot about praying at public schools


Fact check on aisle 9! I think pot is still technically illegal in CA (fed law still applies). One can still buy a honkin' big soda in NYC (no ban). And in many states, if you sell beef by the quarters (or more), there are very few (or no) hoops to jump through. I agree that adults should be able to consume raw milk if they wish (first make them sign away their right to gov't-paid healthcare or SSI if they get sick). I won't debate the prayer point as it's against forum rules.

I do agree with some of your points, just trying to avoid myths (urban or rural). :tiphat:
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby Turkeybird » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:13 am

Pot is legal in ca, you just have to get a script, not sure if sodas in ny are legal or just taxed to kingdom come, and our lord and savior Jesus Christ has gotten kicked to the curb in public schools, thanks for your input and straighten me out if I am incorrect ( I wish I were). Raw milk is one of the best things the farm has to offer imo.
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby TexasBred » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:43 am

djinwa wrote:As I understand it, stores have "loss leaders". They sell the essentials at a loss to get people in the store to buy other stuff. In our Walmart, the milk and eggs are in the far corner, so you have to walk through the whole store and hopefully buy other stuff on the way.

So maybe Walmart is losing more than the farmer on milk?

But yeah, milk and eggs are dirt cheap, so I often wonder why I raise my own. We have gatherings and few drink milk anymore. Coffee, juice, soda, beer or whatever. Each generation gets further from farm life.

Just good marketing. Amazing how much impulse buying people will do while making that trip back to the milk and eggs....same for putting what you want people to buy right at eye level.
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby slick4591 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:51 am

Friends run a raw milk dairy and sell cow for $8 a gallon and goat for $10. Their customer base is largely foreign folk and some make the trip at 60 miles one way. I haven't drank milk since I was 10 so I'm not a consumer.
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby Nite Hawk » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:14 pm

Walmart DOES sell some milk and eggs under cost, at least here in western Canada, I know that for a fact, have worked for the company.. not in general a company you want to work for....
Used to be illegal in some provinces to sell items under cost, but not in B.C..
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:13 pm

Milk out here is about $3.50 a gallon (we only drink whole) at Sams Club. We go through a gallon a week.... just my son!

Our cousins just 2 miles down the road sold out a few months ago. They milked 60 head, but could not make it pencil any longer. They have had the dairy for about 30 years.....
The dairy next to them is going out next month. They milk 40 head.... not big. Right next to us is a dairy that has several hundred, they seem to be doing ok, but I know they work their butts off trying to stay afloat!
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby boondocks » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:05 pm

Turkeybird wrote:Pot is legal in ca, you just have to get a script, not sure if sodas in ny are legal or just taxed to kingdom come, and our lord and savior Jesus Christ has gotten kicked to the curb in public schools, thanks for your input and straighten me out if I am incorrect ( I wish I were). Raw milk is one of the best things the farm has to offer imo.


Well, it ain't really legal if the feds can swoop in any second and take you away. And the NYC extralarge soda ban went down the tubes: http://www.wnyc.org/media/resources/201 ... Drinks.pdf

Got no problem with raw milk if people don't expect me to pay their medical bills if they buy from a grubby place.
Re school prayer, we see things differently but forum rules prevent that discussion. :tiphat:
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby Nite Hawk » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:08 am

I am going to kick a bee hive!
people chain smoke an drink like a fish and our taxes cover their medical costs... or at least here in Canada...
Firesweep-- you drink a gallon a week---eeek, when I had a cow milking and all the kids home, we often went through 1-2 gallons a DAY!
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