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James and Eileen Ray envisioned a small dairy with grass-fed cows and farmstead cheese. Then came the goats—and their new adventure began in earnest.
The two most popular choices are cows and goats
Many people on small farms think about having a dairy animal for milk, cheese, butter, and ice cream. The two most popular choices are cows and goats, with sheep sometimes a consideration too....
Enjoy the freshest milk possible
The trend of micro dairies is expanding because of the public's growing demand to know where its food comes from. A micro dairy refers to an operation that milks ten cows or less. The milk, or...
A California dairy farm family shows city folks where their food is produced.
The cows are getting a lot of attention in Whiteland, Indiana
Amy Kelsay, her husband Joe, and their three children live on a six-generation dairy and crop farm in Whiteland, Indiana. The farm has been in operation since 1837 when it was land-granted to the...
This Iowa family built a business around their family's needs. With goats and sheep they create homemade skin products and artisan cheeses.
A small flock of dairy sheep will provide milk for specialty cheeses and other products
A few of my favorite cheeses, such as Pecorino and Ricotta, are made from sheep milk. Sheep milk is rich in fat, solids, and minerals. This makes it ideal for making cheese, yogurt, soap, and lotion...
First generation farmers grow a business—and a fulfilling rural life.
This micro-creamery specializes in the local touch
Karen and Jake Fairbairn of Arkville, New York, wanted to handle every facet of owning and running a micro-creamery; milking the cows, making gelato mix, and freezing the finished product. Gelato is...
You don't need a large facility to pasteurize small amounts of dairy
Radio interview source: Tom Gilbert, Director of Sales and Marketing, Bob White Systems Listen to the radio mp3 or read below All milk that is bought at the grocery store has been...