Goats: Why Raw Goat Milk?

| 5/15/2012 2:52:46 PM

Tags: goats, Goat School, milking, milk room, raw milk, milk, processing milk, nursing kid, Janice Spaulding,


There is so much discussion going on about raw milk right now that I chamimilkthought I would join in on the band-wagon and put in my two cents.  

We at Stony Knolls Farm are a State of Maine licensed RAW goat dairy. Does that give you a hint about where I stand on this? 

Goat milk is the most digestible dairy product because of its molecular size and similar composition to a human mother’s milk. Any mammal can be raised on goat milk. In fact, did you know that many zoos keep small herds of dairy goats on premises to assure a constant supply of goat milk in case of emergencies?  

Stop and think about this for a moment. A cow has a calf, the calf weighs approximately 40 pounds at birth and weans at about 250 to 300 pounds. A goat kid weighs approximately 7 pounds at birth and weans at about 45 pounds. Whose milk would be more digestible by a human, who is about feedingbabiesthe same weight as a goat? Goat’s milk is naturally homogenized which means the fat globules in their milk are small, and remain suspended in the milk. This helps in digestion and absorption! Many people that have digestive problems have found that goat milk has a natural anti-inflammatory component. 

Have you ever noticed that after drinking cow milk you seem to produce a lot of mucous? Goat milk does not do that! Infants and toddlers have a much easier time digesting goat milk. I can go on and on about how great goat milk is, but, now the question is why raw? 

1/29/2018 2:11:28 PM

I am thinking of using raw goats milk in my soaps instead of pasteurized goats milk. Will it make a difference in my soaps and if so what? Thanks so much, Annie Marie

1/29/2018 2:11:27 PM

I am a commercial soaper. Currently I use organic pasteurized goat's milk from an organic store. I'm thinking of switching from pasteurized to raw and am wondering if it really makes a difference. Our goal is to make the healthiest soaps for our customers. Your thoughts are apprecited

3/9/2016 8:28:42 AM

How do you store the raw milk? How long does it keep? Can you freeze it for later use (just in case you have too much at once)? Is it safe to use to make cheese? I want to use the most natural and best for us practices, but I also don't want to get sick as I have diabetes. I am hoping that we can use raw milk as I want it to retain all of it's natural goodness with vitamins and minerals.

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