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In Indiana, raw milk will likely become an issue at the Indiana Statehouse...the folks at Indiana Prairie Farmer even gave a bonus prediction it would be the biggest item...

To help folks gain a better unstanding of the issue, I have links to an article and Purdue FAQ on the issue...

Excerpt from article...As consumer demand for locally grown and organic foods increases, so, too, does the interest in unpasteurized - or "raw" - milk. But is milk that comes straight from a cow safe to drink? A new Purdue Extension publication helps separate fact from fiction.

Raw Milk FAQs, Extension publication AS-612-W, is available for free download from Purdue Extension's The Education Store at https://mdc.itap.pur...53#.ULO69Y7_QyE. The seven-page publication was written by Mike Schutz, Purdue Extension dairy specialist, and Mike Ferree, a Purdue Extension educator from Bartholomew County.

Good read to help answer questions.

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I grew up on a dairy farm, was milking around 225 at one time which back in the day was huge. Drank raw milk for the first 16 years of my life, I never got sick as a child, never broke a bone and even now only have had about three cavities. If your drinking raw milk from a diary that is shipping grade A milk it's probably safer than what your buying in the store. However, you couldn't pay me to drink raw milk from a grade B dairy.

Case in point, I was born right after Dad bought the farm from Grandfather and I was in the parlor in a mini bassinet before I was six months old. dad would fill my baby bottle straight from the teat while milking. Mom about had a stroke the first time he did it. Never thought twice about doing the same for my baby brother since it didn't kill me. Even to this day if a nasty bug is going around and most people are sick for a week, I have it for two days and feel perfectly fine on the third. day.
 
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I grew up on a dairy farm, was milking around 225 at one time which back in the day was huge. Drank raw milk for the first 16 years of my life, I never got sick as a child, never broke a bone and even now only have had about three cavities. If your drinking raw milk from a diary that is shipping grade A milk it's probably safer than what your buying in the store. However, you couldn't pay me to drink raw milk from a grade B dairy.

Case in point, I was born right after Dad bought the farm from Grandfather and I was in the parlor in a mini bassinet before I was six months old. dad would fill my baby bottle straight from the teat while milking. Mom about had a stroke the first time he did it. Never thought twice about doing the same for my baby brother since it didn't kill me. Even to this day if a nasty bug is going around and most people are sick for a week, I have it for two days and feel perfectly fine on the third. day.
I put this down to growing up on a farm. All the city folk I know are hell bent on hand washing and hygeine, they are doing themselves harm. The immune system needs the occasional threat, otherwise it sits on its butt getting fat and lazy! IMO, the harder you exercise it, the fitter it is.

Disclaimer: I am in no way certified to be giving medical advice, works for me, but I'm a little outside of the box lol!
 

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I put this down to growing up on a farm. All the city folk I know are hell bent on hand washing and hygeine, they are doing themselves harm. The immune system needs the occasional threat, otherwise it sits on its butt getting fat and lazy! IMO, the harder you exercise it, the fitter it is.

Disclaimer: I am in no way certified to be giving medical advice, works for me, but I'm a little outside of the box lol!
Oh I agree 100% on that. Your immune system is just like a body builder, the more it works out the better shape it's in but once it quits working out it turns to flab.

After thinking about it almost all the farm kids I went to school with were very healthy whether they dealt with dairy, hogs, or chickens. Even the strictly row crop kids were healthy. I can't think of one farm kid that had any allergies either.
 
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We used to be able to get grass/forage produced raw milk from a local dairy, they fed no grain. When we switched from store bought milk, to raw milk, consumption at our house more than doubled. Once in a while my wife would pick up a gallon of store bought milk, as we had to make a special 22 mile round trip to get raw milk, and all three kids would avoid it like the plague.
After that dairy closed, we went back to store bought milk, and that stuff is nasty. Once you have had real milk, it is very hard to go back.
We have another nearby dairy , and I would never drink their raw milk. I know what they feed and how they manage the whole operation. It's the stuff that ends up in America's grocery stores after it has been rendered into what they pass off as milk.
 
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Damn it jim, I guess if I've ever had raw milk it was when I was so young that I don't remember....I was breast fed, not sure if that counts......but I do love milk, vitamin D whole milk that is, never have been a lot of dairies down this way so I guess that may be the reason. Most of ours (with the exception of 1/2 gallon a week) came out of a box......wonder how that compares to your raw milk?
 
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