We’re betting a dollar to a doughnut that you never thought you might be part owner our dairy herd.
As a herd share owner… you are part owner of some dairy cows. And as a legal owner, you are entitled to part of the dairy milk that is produced.
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What is a herd share?
A herd share, also known as a farm share, cow share, goat share, etc., is where people buy shares of a milking animal or herd, and pay the farmer to care for the animals and milk them. As owners, the shareholders are entitled to the milk from their animals. ~Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Does a herd share give you the right to other value-added products, like butter, cream, cheese curds, etc…?
The lawyers that approved our herd share structure has taken the position that a herd share gives you the right to other value-added products. If the State of Minnesota contests it, we will have a legal team to defend our stance.
Can you purchase value-added products without entering into a herd share agreement?
No. We are legally forbidden to sell non-pasteurize dairy products (other than milk & cream). Under our herd share agreement, you are not buying any food product. You are part owner of the herd and contribute to the herd’s boarding and care. As a co-owner, a portion of the milk is yours. If you want other value-added products, like butter, cream, cheese curds, cream cheese, sour cream, etc…, you have the right to hire someone to make those products from your milk.
Do we sell value-added products, like butter, cream, cheese curds, cream cheese, sour cream, etc…? No. These products are only available through our herd/milk share agreement.
You are paying us to make value-added products for you? Yes.
Can you make your own butter from your raw milk? If you have a way to separate the cream from the milk… then yes.
Can you help milk the cows? Ummm… We need to talk.