KHFarms offers herd shares as a way for you to obtain raw dairy products from cows you own a share in. The farmer cares for the cows for you.
Farmer's statement: "When you buy a herd share, you are buying a share in our dairy cows. When you sign on as members we enter into a contract with you whereby you pay us to feed and care for your dairy cow and we provide you with dairy products, in this case, raw cow milk and (when available) cream, butter, and buttermilk. Such contracts are legal and valid in North Carolina. Herd share programs protect us from liability since the cows are owned by you, the consumer. You’re just drinking the milk and eating the milk product from your own cow."