How To

This section covers “doing it yourself”–whether handling and using raw milk at home, or producing it for sale.

A Short Course in Cow Management

By Gary Zimmer & Rebecca Brown Do everything you can to get the livestock healthy and comfortable. Whether she harvests her own forages or you harvest and store the feed for her, quality forages and cow comfort are the key to healthy, productive...

Cooking with Colostrum

By Sally Fallon Morell Colostrum is the first milk of mammals. Like human colostrum, colostrum from cows is rich in immune factors, antimicrobial fatty acids, vitamins and minerals--all necessary to protect the calf from infection and insure adequate...

Dairying the Old-Fashioned Way in Australia

By Julia McKay, BA, LLB It started about three years ago. I had a small herd of dairy cows that comprised the leftovers from my commercial dairy that had gone broke. In the meantime, I had managed a rundown milking dairy in the Darling Downs (southeastern...

Have a Dexter Dairy Cow

By Rose Marie Belforti My husband and I have a great interest in the promotion and conservation of the Dexter  breed and hope to bring awareness to the importance of raising and farming with Dexter  cattle. Our small cattle can do important work f...

Maximizing the Use of Your Real Milk and Cream

By Sarah Couture Pope Many of us raised in the United States since the advent of pasteurized milk probably have a similar memory from our days in elementary school: Sitting down with our lunch box and our half pint of pasteurized milk purchased from...

Meet the Tiniest Dairy Cow in the World! Vechur Cattle

By Patrice Lopatin Vechur cattle originated in the area around the village of Vechur in the southwest state of Kerala, India. The tiny gentle cows were so greatly valued that at one time wellwishers presented them as wedding gifts. These native...

Recipes for Whole Foods Baby Formula

By Sally Fallon Morell To help you with any questions you may have about the recipes below, please refer to our: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Homemade Baby Formula , Diet for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers , FAQ on Diet for Pregnancy...

Safety Regime for a Small Farm

By Tim Wightman Quick tips from Tim! What They Test for in Raw Milk Specific Pathogens: Testing requirements vary by state. Listeria monocytogenes , Salmonella spp , E. coli O157H7 and Staph aureus are considered the most dangerous. Somatic...

Starting from Scratch with Small-Scale Cheese Production

by Rose Marie Belforti After two years of very intense planning, endless paperwork and protracted construction, we finally have a small dairy and are making raw milk cheese—actually kefir cheese. After working extremely closely with our New York S...

Suggested Reading

Books Enzyme Nutrition , Edward Howell, MD: Pioneering work on the role of food enzymes in diet and health. Reveals the dangers of diets composed entirely of cooked foods and problems posed by pasteurization of dairy products. The Raw Truth About...

The Framework of Biological Dairy Farming

By Gary Zimmer & Rebecca Brown Biological farming is a dynamic system of farming that works with natural principles. Its purpose is to make a profit by growing healthy, mineralized foods that are nutrient-rich and of maximum quality for people....

To Heat or Not To Heat: A Yogurt Question

By Linda Joyce Forristal One of the most frequent questions we receive at the Foundation is the following: should you, or can you, make yogurt from raw milk? The controversy arises from the fact that the naturally occurring enzymes and bacteria...
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