A silly onion-y ? :o)

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by AtHomeDaughter, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. AtHomeDaughter

    AtHomeDaughter Well-Known Member

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    If you have a lot of wild onion in your acreage...will it affect the taste of the milk from your cow?
    (I would think it would...but would like to know for sure.)

    Feelin' silly...
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  2. susieM

    susieM Well-Known Member

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    It might. Ever read the book 'Perfume'? Over here, we have sheep that are set out to graze on salt marshes close to the seaside....the meat is called 'presalted'.
     

  3. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    onions, leeks, or turnips can affect taste of milk, but shouldn't affect quality or safety. Dairy Plants will balk if the onion flavor becomes too strong, but this is not common. When our cows graze turnips in late fall, gives milk a twinge of sharp flavor. Adds character.
     
  4. ozark_jewels

    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes it will. Wild Garlic is the worst though......The taste bothers some people a lot and some don't mind. To me, wild garlic makes the milk just plain nasty. Not garlicky...nasty! It smells like garlic, but tastes different altogether. We just live with it in the early spring. The garlic is the first grass to grow, after the good grasses start growing, we don't have a problem anymore. You can use it in some cooking and nobody will notice. Don't use it for hot chocolate...... :rolleyes:
     
  5. Valmai

    Valmai Well-Known Member

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    On the up side, they shouldn't have a worm burden. :)
     
  6. SmokedCow

    SmokedCow Well-Known Member

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    "This tastes like bleach."
    "Thats Correct"
    "This one tastes like the cow got in an onion patch"
    "Correct!"

    Oh i love Nep. Dynomite!