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#16 bhts OFFLINE  


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Posted June 02, 2011 - 09:42 PM

Thats one thing i have never had fresh off the farm milk so maybe someday.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 09:51 PM

Thats one thing i have never had fresh off the farm milk so maybe someday.

Looks like Ohio is a "herd shares" state.

"How Cow or Goat-Share Programs Work
The consumer purchases a share in a milk cow, goat or dairy herd. The farmer and the consumer enter into a contract whereby the farmer feeds and boards the animal and provides the labor to milk the animal and store the consumer’s milk. Such contracts are legal and valid, as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America. The consumer does not buy milk from the farmer. Rather, they pay the farmer for the service of keeping the cow or goat and his labor for milking and processing the milk into value added products such as butter, cream, cheese, etc. However, they may directly purchase other products from the farm, such as eggs, vegetables and meat.

Cow and goat-share programs protect the farmer from liability since the animal belongs to the consumer and the consumer is drinking the milk from their own animal."

Here is a link to some sources in Ohio, if you're interested.
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