Diary Herd Share- Michigan

Michigan Dairy Herd Share – Wholesome and Farm Fresh

Indulge in the essence of pure farm life without the 4 am wake-up call. Imagine sinking your teeth into the creamy goodness of real, unadulterated milk straight from the cow, untouched by the harsh processes of pasteurization and homogenization. That’s right – no more sacrificing taste and nutrition for convenience. 

By owning a share of our cow herd, you’re not just purchasing milk, you’re claiming your rightful portion of nature’s bounty. Experience the difference with every sip as you revel in the natural richness and wholesome goodness that only raw milk can offer. Say goodbye to lactose intolerance woes and hello to a newfound appreciation for dairy bliss.

Our happy herd grazes on lush Michigan pastures, soaking up the sun and munching on nutrient-rich grasses year-round. Comprised mainly of Jersey, Jersey crosses, Guernseys, and Guernsey crosses, these heritage breeds produce milk with the coveted A2 protein, a hallmark of quality and purity.

So, what’s in it for you? Access. Control. Freedom. With each share, you unlock a weekly gallon of liquid gold, carefully curated to nourish and delight. And for those with bigger appetites or larger families, half and multiple shares are available, ensuring no one misses out on this farm-fresh delight.

Join us in celebrating the timeless tradition of small-scale farming and embrace the unparalleled freshness of owning a cow share. It’s more than just milk – it’s a lifestyle.

Take a minute and read over the BGA Milk Herd share agreement

Herd Share FAQ:
1) Is the cream skimmed off the top?

No, the milk you get is exactly as the cow made it with the cream still in the milk.
2) If there’s a vet bill, or if a  cow dies, will I be billed or have to buy a share in the new one?

No. You are only getting a part of a herd. We work hard to prevent vet visits by using good practices, homeopathic remedies, and other natural remedies to keep the dairy cows in top form. In practical terms, you would not even know if a cow got sick and was pulled out of production or was struck by lightning or culled out of the herd. It’s part of what we do.
3) Should our milk be dated for freshness?

You’ll be receiving that day, or maybe the day before’s milk.  The cows are healthy, the milking process is super clean, and the milk is kept in clean and cool conditions until delivery. We’ve found it’s good for at least a week and a half.

4) How much will it cost?

The herd share buy in is a one time, non refundable $30.  The monthly subscription cost is $45, which entitles you to one gallon per week.  Half  shares and multiple shares are available to you.

If you aren’t able to come to the farm or meet at our Cadillac delivery point, we have frozen and freeze dried milk options available.  Contact us for details.

If you can’t come a week or go on vacation we will continue to maintain the cow (feed, water, milking, and care) so she continues to give milk for when you’re back. If you can’t pick up on your day (everyone has a particular pick up day so we can be sure you get milk and get the freshest possible), it’ll be waiting for you when you can come.

If you have any questions – please don’t hesitate to contact the farm. We will be more than happy to walk you through the process.

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