Farm to Fork: Wyoming Dairy Herd Shares
Produced by Wyoming PBS
Wyoming recently revised regulations to allow herd shares in that state. State regulators still maintain that raw milk will probably kill you so raw milk sales are not allowed in the state but they seem to have decided that as long as no one pays directly for raw milk, it is safer than if it was sold. If that last sentence didn’t make much sense, that’s the point.
Either way it is a good thing to have more access to raw milk. The FDA tells us raw milk is inherently dangerous. Fortunately, there are a lot of people smarter than the FDA. Not only in Wyoming, but around the country this increased access is causing a stampede of demand for this high-risk stuff. In truth, as Sally Fallon Morell points out in the video, there is little risk and there would be even less with reasonable regulation.
There are many scenes of day-to-day operations at a small farm running a herd share and a little cheese making class at the end of the video. This film rates thumbs UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2014.