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Livestock => Goats => Topic started by: kirsteen151 on May 04, 2018, 07:40:27 am

Title: Raw goats milk - Animal consumption
Post by: kirsteen151 on May 04, 2018, 07:40:27 am
Morning all,

We have recently added dairy goats to our little small holding and we are getting a lot more milk than can be used/ frozen by a family 4. We currently don’t sell anything only have what we can use. I have been reading about raw goats milk and it being sold for pets/orphan lambs etc. Does anyone have any experience of doing this, that they can give me some advice?

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Raw goats milk - Animal consumption
Post by: SallyintNorth on May 14, 2018, 10:03:24 pm
Make cheese!

You can make a quick and easy cheese that can be used like halloumi :

- Heat milk to simmering point and hold there for an hour
- Take off heat, stir in white vinegar or lemon juice a tablespoonful at a time until the milk turns into curds and whey.
- Strain through a muslin, squeeze and form into a ball (or other shape / shapes, as you wish)

Feed the whey to pigs, use the cheese like halloumi.  Tastes great if dunked in olive oil and herbs, seasoned and fried :yum:

And it freezes too ;)
Title: Re: Raw goats milk - Animal consumption
Post by: Penninehillbilly on May 15, 2018, 12:04:33 pm
I've seen a link to a Facebook group for just such a thing, sorry, can't remember the name of the group but worth searching for?
Title: Re: Raw goats milk - Animal consumption
Post by: kirsteen151 on May 16, 2018, 07:24:14 am
Thank you I'll definitely try the cheese recipe and Ill have a look for the group on facebook  :)
Title: Re: Raw goats milk - Animal consumption
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on May 16, 2018, 11:33:45 am
This is the FB link if anyone's interested: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1692937354099370/?hc_location=ufi (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1692937354099370/?hc_location=ufi)

"Goat milk for pups. kittens, foals and other animals"
Title: Re: Raw goats milk - Animal consumption
Post by: Goatherd on May 17, 2018, 04:29:23 am
     
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