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Offline MrsKK

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Re: Raw MIlk
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2012, 08:24:53 AM »
Next Wednesday is Raw Milk Lobby Day in Wisconsin.  I'm hoping that it will pass, but the big milk producers have the money, therefore the voice so it is very, very doubtful.

Better luck in Kentucky, Sailor!


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Re: Raw MIlk
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2012, 02:55:26 PM »
Next Wednesday is Raw Milk Lobby Day in Wisconsin.  I'm hoping that it will pass
While I hope it passes, I am not holding my breath.
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Re: Raw MIlk
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2012, 05:25:11 PM »
It passed last time, but the governor vetoed it after the big producers got to him. MrsKK - what is different this time?
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Re: Raw MIlk
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2012, 08:24:38 PM »
Well, we do have a different governor, different political party, too.  I'm not holding my breath, either.

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Re: Raw MIlk
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2012, 10:21:53 AM »
I think I read every post on this thread and I didn't notice anyone talking about herd health testing.  I test all my goats for the main diseases and am careful about bio-security.  Johnnes Disease is endemic in the dairy cattle industry and is a big reason why milking cows are no longer lasting 10+ years in the herd.  Johnne's Disease has been linked to Krohn's disease in humans by some I've heard.  Pasturizing does not kill the virus responsible according to what I've read.  A goat or cow can look healthy and still be carrying something which is why I rely on testing, which while not full proof is a first step along with very careful rules about visitors, new stock, etc and buying only from herds with a long history of negative test results.


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