Dairy Best Practices

In 2018 a study was published covering foodborne illness outbreaks in the U.S. related to raw milk consumption that were reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from 2005 to 2016; the study found, “The rate of unpasteurized milk associated outbreaks has been declining since 2010, despite increasing legal distribution. Controlling for growth in population and consumption, the outbreak rate has effectively decreased by 74% since 2005.” Since 2016 the number of illnesses has further declined in spite of increasing demand. Substantial credit for this development goes to two nonprofit organizations: the Raw Milk Institute (RAWMI, rawmilkinstitute.org) and the Farm-to-Consumer Foundation (FTCF, f2cfnd.org). RAWMI provides training and mentoring for farmers and has information on its website concerning best practices in the production of safe quality milk. FTCF has published books on raw milk production from both cows and goats as well as a consumer guide to safe handling. WAPF continues to work with these organizations and others towards the goal of universal access to safe, nutritious raw dairy products.

May 19, 2019

Brucellosis Propaganda

By Pete Kennedy, Esq. Various media have been waging one of the bigger anti-raw milk propaganda campaigns in memory through their reporting on a recent individual […]
October 24, 2013

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 […]
November 21, 2012

La Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) ou maladie chronique débilitante du gros gibier

Par Maurice Raison Pour ne choquer personne, je pense que “gros gibier” s’applique bien à cette maladie reconnue pour la première fois à la fin des […]
September 30, 2012

Raw Milk Institute (RAWMI)

By Mark McAfee, Founder, Organic Pastures Dairy For years, we have all known that raw milk production and consumption has been oppressed and hobbled by regulators […]
January 21, 2011

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 […]
January 21, 2011

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 […]
December 31, 2007

Modern vs. Traditional Holsteins

By Betty Sue Robie We have a small, grass-based, family dairy and have been selling raw milk, raw milk cheese and other farm products. The information […]
September 30, 2007

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 […]
December 23, 2006

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. […]
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