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Posted June 01, 2011 - 08:48 PM

The wife and I were talking about our milk that we buy. We dont drink alot of it so most of the time it spoils before we get to the bottom. She has started to by the horizions organic milk because it was only a few cents more than regular milk. I did not dawn on us that we were emptying the carton before it went bad. Then we started to look at the expiration dates. Regular milks expiration date is only a week to 10 days out where as the organic milk has a date up to a month out. Nobody at the store can explain this and i was hoping you had some insight into it.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 08:50 PM

Is it pasteurized?

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 09:24 PM

Is it pasteurized?


Yes.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 09:32 PM

It is probably UHT pasturized (ultra high temp). This method kills ALL pathogens to where there's nothing left to multiply. UHT sealed milk packages can last months with NO refrigeration. It would almost have to be UHT treated to last a month in normal packaging. I actually bought my 1st gallon of organic milk this week. I'll take a look at the expiration date.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 09:35 PM

My jug or organic had a normal expiration date. Mine must not be UHT pasturized.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 10:03 PM

Sure wish i could get the real thing with cream. It sure the Best

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 10:44 PM

Sure wish i could get the real thing with cream. It sure the Best


AMEN, brother!!!! My wife and I have a local source, and we can go through 4 gallons a week!

Check this out: A CAMPAIGN FOR REAL (RAW) MILK!

You'll find opinions on both ends of the spectrum regarding raw milk. I don't care to get into a debate, but for me, most of the benefits of "real" milk are eliminated by pasteurization and UHT pasteurization. It's pretty much a dead, white liquid. I drank "real" milk through all of my growing-up years (from good, cleanly-operated dairy operations) and continue to do so today. It has my vote!

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 05:51 AM

I have only had raw milk once and it was the best. I dont drink alot of milk, just never had a taste for it, but If I could get raw milk i would probably drink it everyday.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 05:52 AM

If you want "real milk", get your own cow! :D Sorry, just couldn't help myself!

I grew up milking around 20 head, saved our own milk & cream to use the next day. Store bought stuff isn't the same, as with most store bought food today! :( ~~ grnspot
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Posted June 02, 2011 - 06:30 AM

Just be sure it's a 'real 'cow. LOL Haven't had fresh milk in years.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 09:11 AM

I haven't had fresh milk since I was a kid. We used to be able to get fresh egg nog at the one dairy which is now a car lot. Best egg nog I have ever had and probably won't ever have anything like it again.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 06:40 PM

Just be sure it's a 'real 'cow. LOL Haven't had fresh milk in years.


I haven't either! Always liked raising them, NEVER liked milking them!!! ~~ grnspot

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 06:54 PM

Just be sure you don't buy a steer. LOL You want several hangy parts, not just one.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 08:10 PM

Just be sure you don't buy a steer. LOL You want several hangy parts, not just one.


Better a steer than a bull.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 08:22 PM

And that AIN'T NO BULL




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