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Do you do your own dairy?
Yes and I eat it raw
19%
 19%  [ 8 ]
Yes and I pasteurise it
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
No I buy raw
14%
 14%  [ 6 ]
No I buy pasteurised milk
61%
 61%  [ 26 ]
I don't do dairy because it upsets my digestion
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
I don't do dairy because it upsets my ethics
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
I don't do dairy because it I just don't like it/the taste
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 42

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Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 9:46 am    Post subject: Do you do dairy?  Reply with quote    

I was just wondering, after I started reading 'The Raw Milk Revolution', about how many downsizers produce their own milk and dairy products, be it from sheep, goats, cattle, yaks or donkeys and how many pasteurise their home produced milk?

chicken feed



Joined: 27 Aug 2009
Posts: 2677

PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i was brought up on raw milk so i would not worry about it now after 46 years

woodsprite



Joined: 20 Mar 2006
Posts: 2943
Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Used to do my own dairy of the goat variety. Milk, yoghurt, butter and cheese. Never pastuerised anything in my life BUT my milking parlour and dairy were kept scrupulously clean.

toggle



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 11622
Location: truro
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

never kept my own, but i'm happy to drink unpasturied if ti's available. if i knew a good local source that was accessible and reasonably priced, i'd go for it

AnnaD



Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Posts: 2777
Location: Edinburgh
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I really wish raw milk was legal in Scotland, but sadly it's not. But we have found a suplier of unhomogenised milk which is lovely. I would like to keep some form of dairy animal on a small scale, but in reality it's never likely to happen.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Are you allowed to drink your own raw milk in Scotland or is it just a ban on sales? (To save me looking it up)

welsh veg grower



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 2030
Location: here today but tomorrow...
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No option for allergic to dairy

AnnaD



Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Posts: 2777
Location: Edinburgh
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
Are you allowed to drink your own raw milk in Scotland or is it just a ban on sales? (To save me looking it up)


I think you are allowed to drink your own dairy raw here.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35907
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We currently buy pasteurised goat's. But I am considering finding a source of raw milk, either cow or goat (or sheep!) to see if that makes any difference to the Snot Factor.

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I buy milk direct from our neighbour - I pay 50c a litre as opposed to the 12-20c the Milk Company pays and the 1 euro plus a litre for fresh pasteurised in the shops.

Arjan



Joined: 21 Nov 2005
Posts: 41
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We buy raw milk from a local farm, 65c per litre. That's about the same price as milk in the supermarket, but it does taste much better, and it's local.

In the shop they have put up a sign telling people their milk is raw so it has to be boiled before consumption. The farmers wife told me it was nonsense, but they had to put the sign there because of the law. Her family has been drinking raw milk all their life.

We do heat the milk until almost boiling point though, just to be sure.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

welsh veg grower wrote:
No option for allergic to dairy


Just go for the 'upsets my digestion' option, it's kind of also what I meant with that category.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
We currently buy pasteurised goat's.


Any particular brand? (nothing to do with the poll, just nosey)

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35907
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

St Helen's - just because that's what Evil Sainsbury's sell and they are currently delivering the shopping for me.

However, there is a Goat Lady at the farmer's market who I was getting raw from last autumn and I am going to try to get a regular supply from her; she had problems over the winter and had to dry them off early.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ah, good old Yorkshire milk I was reading an article about them last week.

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