Dairy Cow Sharing?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by minnikin1, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. minnikin1

    minnikin1 Shepherd

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    Anyone out there ever shared ownership of a cow in order to get control of the milk and how you use it? (ie: raw and unhomogonized)

    I've heard this is being done legally in some places but I'm not sure how to work out the details...
     
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    There are some states where raw milk sales are perfectly legal all the time, some states where it is legal part of the time.

    In some states, you can't sell milk to someone, but you can consume milk of your own dairy animal.

    I hear in VA, it is illegal to consume dairy from your own animal unless you milk 365 days of the year (impossible with single dairy animal)

    Some states prosecute harder than others. I just heard of a guy in IA (think he's on this forum, maybe?) that was recently served with a cease and desist order.

    In IL, it is legal to sell raw milk direct from the tank of a grade A dairy and legal to consume milk from animals you own.