Cow Shares -
What Exactly is This?
Well if you have been doing any investigating about
raw milk you may have heard the term "cow
shares" being discussed on websites or message boards or
possibly in an article. Just what are people talking about when
they mention cow shares or herd shares.
This practice has come about due to raw milk being illegal
to sell in some states, but yet you can drink the milk from
your own cow. Therefore, what people do for a solution to this
problem is they buy a "share" in a cow so that they are part
legal owner of the cow or herd of cows, and therefore, they are
able to drink the milk.
They pay the farmer, not for the milk, but for the upkeep of
their cow or herd. What their money might go toward would be
things such as feed for the cow, boarding fees for the cow,
general upkeep, veterinary costs, etc.
So if your state does not allow the sale of raw milk, check into
purchasing a share in a cow and enjoy the benefits of owning
your part of a cow. However, keep in mind that some states do
not allow this practice either, and it does vary from state to
There is no set price to buy a share, as eash farmer sets
their own price. Some charge on a weekly basis, some
The benefits of cow sharing are to the small dairy owner so
that he does not go out of business, and also to yourself so
that you are guaranteed a supply of healthy fresh raw milk on
an ongoing basis.
Did you know raw milk is much more healthy than
why is raw milk so popular?
Interested in buying your own dairy cow? Check
out How to
Buy a Dairy Cow for an easy step-by-step guide to
getting started. Great for beginners!.