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Goat’s Milk Herd Share Program

Need goat milk, but don’t want to buy a goat?
     ....Consider a goat herd share!
lady enjoying a glass of milk

    In the state of Ohio, it is illegal to “sell” raw milk, however - many people can benefit from drinking raw mik, especially raw goats milk which is much easier to digest than cows milk. It causes fewer allergies and is often suitable for those people who are lactose intolerant.

     At Earth Song Farm, we feed our animals Organic, “Soy-Free” and Non-GMO Feed, so that our eggs, chicken and goat milk are the best we can offer. We want you to know why, so you can make informed choices on what you feed your family (follow the link above).

“You ARE what your animals eat!”

 
Saanen Goat How a Herd Share works....
 
   A person pays a one-time fee of $45 to buy a “share” of the farm's herd.  You now own a goat!  ...or maybe part of one.  But with that, comes care and management costs, which we call “boarding fees”.

   These fees are $32 dollars per month, which covers boarding, feeding, milking, breeding, cleaning out the barn, and everything else involved in managing and maintaining the herd.  The fee is paid once a month, and entitles the share holder to one gallon of milk per week.  You can purchase as many shares (or partial shares) as you need, depending on your family’s needs.
 
Milk Comparison Goats Milk vs. Cows Milk....
 
   In many parts of the world, goat’s milk is preferred to cows milk.  Goats are generally more practical because they eat less and occupy less grazing space than cows.  The goat milk is more easily digestible and less allergenic than cows milk.  Let’s compare....
 
Fat content...   Goat’s milk contains around ten grams of fat per eight ounces compared to 9-9 grams in whole cows milk.  Unlike cows milk, goat milk does not contain agglutinin.  As a result, the fat globules in goat milk do not cluster together, which makes them easier to digest.  Goat milk contains more of the essential linoleic and arachnodonic fatty acids, in addition to a higher proportion of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids.  Again, better health-wise and easier to digest.
 
Protein content....   Goat milk protein forms a softer curd, which makes the protein more easily and rapidly digested.  There are also advantages when it comes to allergies.  Goat milk contains only trace amounts of the allergenic casein protein, alpha-S1, which is found in cows milk.  Goat milk casein is more similar to human milk, yet cows milk and goats milk contain similar levels of the other allergenic protein, beta lactoglobulin.
 
Less lactose...   Goat milk contains slightly lower levels of lactose (4.1 percent versus 4.7 percent in cows milk), which may be an advantage in lactose-intolerant persons.
 
Vitamins and minerals...   Although the content of goat and cows milk is generally similar, the quantity varies greatly.  Goat milk contains 43 percent more calcium, 26 percent more vitamin B-6, 47 percent more vitamin A, and 134 percent more potassium.  It is also four times higher in copper and has three times more niacin.  Goat milk also contains 27 percent more of the antioxidant selenium than cows milk.
 
And lastly...   Goat milk is creamier, a bit sweeter, and just plain good!
 
Raw Milk Why “RAW” Dairy....
 
   Only in America would you have to educate people on the benefits of eating natural foods.  Why is this?  The more advanced this country becomes, the more our overall health goes down the drain.  We would like to help you change the way you live and eat.  The solution is actually very simple... eat real “living” foods in their natural state, unaltered by man.
 
Goat’s milk is one of nature’s most perfect food sources....   Although it might get a little boring, man could actually live (and thrive) on fresh raw goat milk alone.  It is a renewable source of animal fats and contains the magic 8 essential amino acids that the body cannot produce on its own.  Sadly, in America, we prohibit the sale of fresh raw milk, cheeses and butter, while promoting the sale of nutrient-deficient commercial factory eggs and factory-farmed, GMO corn-fed beef, pork and chicken.  REAL eggs, milk, cheese, butter and meat do not exist in your local commercial grocery store any more.
 
We are NOT ONLY what we eat...   We are what we can ASSIMILATE....   A healthy immune system is dependent on the gastrointestinal tract.  Raw eggs, raw goats milk and raw meat are ranked one, two and three in terms of nutrient availability, according to Sally Fallon with the Weston Price Foundation.  Goat’s milk is the most digestible dairy product because of its molecular size and similar composition to Mother’s milk.  Any species of mammal can be raised on goat’s milk, and many animals will enthusiastically drink raw milk if offered.
 
So why has fresh, nutrient-rich raw milk been prohibited?...   It’s a long, sad story of greed, control, manipulated scientific studies and slick marketing schemes. Do you find it odd that you can buy and consume a bottle of whiskey and pack of cigarettes, both proven to cause disease and death, but you can’t buy raw milk that has been proven to heal, and was even used by the Mayo Clinic to help cure terminal diseases?
 
But we’ve been told that raw milk is dangerous!...   Absolutely NOT! Carefully handled raw milk is a living food, with live enzymes, vitamins and minerals, and all the good germ-fighting bacteria intact.  Pasteurization kills all the digestive enzymes and good bacteria, flattens the taste and degrades the vitamins and minerals.  In fact, raw milk from a clean grassfed farm, will always test cleaner than pasteurized milk from a grain-fed factory farm.  YES, you heard me right...  factory farmed milk, even AFTER being pasteurized, contains more nasty germs than raw milk from a clean grassfed farm!
 
Is ALL raw milk good?...   NO!!!!   Don’t EVER drink raw milk from a factory farm or large grain-fed farm.  The cows and goats must be in pasture as much as possible, living like they would in nature, not locked in a dark crowded barn, never seeing a pasture, let alone the light of day, like in large commercial dairy farms.  They must be either 100% grassfed or mostly grassfed with very little grain that is all natural, organic and non GM (genetically modified).  The herd must be carefully managed and disease-free, and the milking process must follow stringent guidelines.
 
Homogenization...   In 1937, some of “God’s Little Helpers” invented homogenization, a process that breaks up the fat particles under great pressure, so that they don’t separate.  The cosmetic appearance of cream floating to the top in the milk bottle just didn’t look right to them apparently.  If they had only known that what they were doing, would cause generations of milk allergies and lactose intolerance, problems that did not seem to exist before they got this brilliant idea to alter God’s perfect food.  The end result of homogenization is a scarring of the blood vessels followed by increased cholesterol patches, followed by clogged arteries.  Wow...   all that just so the cream does not rise to the top?  When will we learn not to mess with nature?  Interestingly, goat milk molecules are one fifth the size of cows mik and therefore it naturally doesn't separate anyway.
 
Ultra-pasteurization...   This method heats the milk to 280 degrees, rendering it completely indigestible, but giving it a very long shelf-life.  And for this convenience, you get to pay over $12 a gallon.  The worst part is, they paid that nice farmer about $1 per gallon, trucked it back the the factory, killed it, bottled it, marked it up $11 per gallon, and sent it off to the local grocery store.  How nice of them!
 
Oh, by the way.... a little side-note....   Any farmer knows - if you feed pasteurized milk to a baby goat, cow or other animal, they will NOT do well.  They will be smaller in weight, disease-prone, generally not as healthy and may die prematurely.
 
Nubian Goat Further Information....
 
   Americans have gone from eating an average of 2000 calories a day back in 1905 to at least 3500 now.  We are eating more, enjoying it more and it shows in obesity and the increase in degenerative diseases.  Most of our calories from yesteryear were real...  real chicken, real eggs, real pigs, real cows, real butter, real cheese, and real “raw” milk.  95% of today’s calories are from empty, processed food, if you can even call it food.  So in reality, we are dying a slow death of malnutrition, while looking overweight.
 
   Our goal is to break the cycle of ignorance.  Try some of our raw goats milk.  You’ll like the taste (just like whole cows milk, but creamier and a bit sweeter), and your hypothalamus, pancreas, gall bladder and whole body will thank you.
 
   Visit The Weston Price Organization’s website - westonaprice.org for more information on raw milk and how you can support the fight to legalize raw milk, making it available to everyone.
 
   There are also several very good books on the subject -
       The RAW TRUTH About Milk, by William campbell Douglass II, MD
       Goat Milk Magic, One of Life’s Greatest Healing Foods, by Bernard Jensen, Ph.D.
 
 
 
 
 
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