Author Topic: Dairy Cattle on leased land; raw milk cheese, transported off dairy farm?  (Read 1180 times)

Offline ArnaudForestier

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    Not sure where to put this.  A general question, if such a generality can be made, across the states; and if anyone has any specific knowledge of Wisconsin in particular, that would be great.  Anyone know the "typical" law for:

    • Leasing your own land to raise pasture-based dairy cattle;
    • Milking at a remote location from your creamery; and
    • Making aged raw milk cheese from that milk, which has been transported off-site to your creamery?

    I know each State's laws can vary considerably, just hoping I might hit paydirt with one person who might be doing the same thing, or who has thought of doing the same thing.  Many thanks, all.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2011, 09:27:43 PM by ArnaudForestier »
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   Leasing your own land to raise pasture-based dairy cattle;
Done all the time. Have good contracts if you own the animals. Can hire a caretaker, too.
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Milking at a remote location from your creamery
Licensing a cheese plant and a milk parlor are separate activities. You can milk and haul with the relevant permits.
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Making aged raw milk cheese from that milk, which has been transported off-site to your creamery?
Not a problem, provided your plant is licensed and you follow FDA regs.
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Well, there you go.  Thanks, Pav! :)

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