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Postby tom4018 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:45 am

Seen milk for less than a dollar here, eggs for a quarter.
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Postby greatgerts » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:58 am

Nite Hawk wrote: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!


I've got 4 kids, and there are 7 of us in the house. We aren't quite 1-2 gallons a day, but are about 4-5 gallons a week.
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Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:59 pm

Nite Hawk wrote: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!


My son is the only one who drinks it. Now, I go through about a half gallon of half and half, and half gallon of heavy cream once a week.... cooking and stuff. I like the thicker stuff! lol

My dad used to go through buttermilk like it was water when we were kids. I never liked the stuff. I hardly see buttermilk for sale any more. Now, when eggnog comes out, we go through a gallon a day practically! Everyone loves that stuff!
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby boondocks » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:21 am

I'm a heretic--I love skim milk. The other stuff is too rich and not refreshing. Once you get used to skim, you never go back; whole or 2% seems like sludge.
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Postby Nesikep » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:07 am

boondocks wrote:I'm a heretic--I love skim milk. The other stuff is too rich and not refreshing. Once you get used to skim, you never go back; whole or 2% seems like sludge.
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you better hide under that chair!
My friend used to drink skim... he DID go back to at least 2% if not whole... Having coffee at his place was awful!.. try and get some whitening of your coffee and watery by the time you do.
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby boondocks » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:54 am

Nesikep wrote:
boondocks wrote:I'm a heretic--I love skim milk. The other stuff is too rich and not refreshing. Once you get used to skim, you never go back; whole or 2% seems like sludge.
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you better hide under that chair!
My friend used to drink skim... he DID go back to at least 2% if not whole... Having coffee at his place was awful!.. try and get some whitening of your coffee and watery by the time you do.


I solve that by not being a coffee drinker! More sacrilege!!!! :D
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby ddd75 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:24 am

guy down the road is milking like 8 or 10 cows, and is all setup to sell to individuals. i think he's selling it for 3 or 4 dollars / gallon.
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby Nite Hawk » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:03 pm

The flavor of cows milk varies from cow to cow, seems IMO if you get a high protein cow, their milk is not as sweet as a higher butterfat content cow, and not all that "cream" on a gallon is cream, it is SNF.
Solids non fat. You can always skim some of the solids off.
If you get a real sweet flavored cow's milk, you wont want to go back to the "chalk water" milk from the store...
There is more to milk than just drinking milk- cottage cheese, kefir, yogurt etc..
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby Jogeephus » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:11 pm

ddd75 wrote:guy down the road is milking like 8 or 10 cows, and is all setup to sell to individuals. i think he's selling it for 3 or 4 dollars / gallon.


Is this below the radar? Just curious.
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Postby TexasBred » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:08 pm

Nite Hawk wrote:The flavor of cows milk varies from cow to cow, seems IMO if you get a high protein cow, their milk is not as sweet as a higher butterfat content cow, and not all that "cream" on a gallon is cream, it is SNF.
Solids non fat. You can always skim some of the solids off.
If you get a real sweet flavored cow's milk, you wont want to go back to the "chalk water" milk from the store...
There is more to milk than just drinking milk- cottage cheese, kefir, yogurt etc..

Many of these are made from milk that doesn't have the quality to be sold as Grade A Milk. Might be too hot when it gets to the creamery, high bacteria count, high somatic cell count...other reasons.
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby ddd75 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:27 pm

Jogeephus wrote:
ddd75 wrote:guy down the road is milking like 8 or 10 cows, and is all setup to sell to individuals. i think he's selling it for 3 or 4 dollars / gallon.


Is this below the radar? Just curious.

no it's legal
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby Nite Hawk » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:47 pm

I am talking homemade...
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby Jogeephus » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:41 am

ddd75 wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:
ddd75 wrote:guy down the road is milking like 8 or 10 cows, and is all setup to sell to individuals. i think he's selling it for 3 or 4 dollars / gallon.


Is this below the radar? Just curious.

no it's legal


Didn't think so but isn't there some legislation in the works that would allow you guys to sell shares? We can't do shares. Our department of agriculture even has a SWAT team they use to bust whole milk sales. Ridiculous.
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby ddd75 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:08 am

Jogeephus wrote:
ddd75 wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:
Is this below the radar? Just curious.

no it's legal


Didn't think so but isn't there some legislation in the works that would allow you guys to sell shares? We can't do shares. Our department of agriculture even has a SWAT team they use to bust whole milk sales. Ridiculous.



i'm in ohio now. I'm not sure about milk sales. This guy does pasteurize it but leaves the cream in it or something. He's all legit and goes to all the farmers markets.
I haven't researched it lately but i know we can do up to 10,000 chickens a year and butcher them to sell w/o permits or inspections. So i'm going to try to start raising some to sell. Need to research to make sure they haven't changed anything yet.
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Re: Milk: $1.37 a gallon

Postby Jogeephus » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:03 am

ddd75 wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:
ddd75 wrote:no it's legal


Didn't think so but isn't there some legislation in the works that would allow you guys to sell shares? We can't do shares. Our department of agriculture even has a SWAT team they use to bust whole milk sales. Ridiculous.



i'm in ohio now. I'm not sure about milk sales. This guy does pasteurize it but leaves the cream in it or something. He's all legit and goes to all the farmers markets.
I haven't researched it lately but i know we can do up to 10,000 chickens a year and butcher them to sell w/o permits or inspections. So i'm going to try to start raising some to sell. Need to research to make sure they haven't changed anything yet.


In Ohio you can sell milk by shares. Sell of raw milk for human consumption is illegal in Kentucky. Here is a link.

https://milk.procon.org/view.resource.p ... eID=005192
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