Where I live you can't just buy goats milk from a small farmer unless he is a big certified operation. So I barter for milk and no money changes hands. Hopeful the said farmer dosen't get sick of what I have to offer to barter lol
But I was thinking about asking about a "goat share" any troughs on that?
I love the idea of a goat share and would do it. I have no clue what the details would be though on something like that. I mean, would you only pay in during the months you are getting milk? (Assuming you are talking about a milk goat share, not necessarily for meat.)
If there were three families sharing the goat I suppose that you would divide the cost of care and feeding between two, allowing the "real owner" to get her share for free, since she would be doing all the work. Then when there's milk you'd get a third, the next would get a third and the owner would keep a third. In this way the two others would pay for the feeding and other fees.
Would there have to be paperwork involved? Or would it be cash only? How would that work?
Just raised a lot more questions than gave answers. *sorry!* LOL
This is a really late reply, but I saw your post, and thought you might like to know that there is a farm near me that does just this. Here's the link: http://www.hoofsnhorns.com/CowSharepage.html
I'm greatly concerned about any raw milk barter ideas.
Since there was a raid on a private membership Co-OP in Venice CA. Regarding raw goat milk. Rawsome Foods CO-OP was raided. All the milk was dumped. Eggs too.
The owner of the ranch where the animals were farmed was also arrested & her employee too. Known as
Healthy Valley farms.
The details are nothing at this time. For all 3 arrested. The co_op owner & the 2 @ the ranch are released on bail, on condition. They can not talk about their case.
There is more. They are the movie stars, in the Movie called "Farmageddon " Which is all about thge USDA raids on farms. A single raid on 1 farm; costs tax payers a million dollars. This movie really gets into the raw milk story, and how things are today. Scary stuff!
A city ordnance could have perfectly legal USDA milk dairy farm or distributor, raided , destroyed, and arrests follow.
Here is the Movie Trailer:
I love raw goat's milk. It is so healthy to drink. I'm sorry the times have changed, and things are not good with the laws on the books.
By the way is members of this group aware of all the new laws cropping up across the USA regarding animals?
In CA. They just passed SB917 & AB1117 is on the Governor's desk.
AB1117- will allow for animals to be seized & destroyed prior to getting a warrant. LEO, ACO or Humane Officers are given the powers to be judge, jury, & Executioner. The person charged will not be able to be near any animals for 5-10 years. Fines & liens are placed on the animal owner, or who ever is standing near by.
Now that SB917 has passed . Pretty much anything to do with animals is a risk of being charged with animal cruelty. For example it will be a act of animal cruelty to meet & greet a buyer on the roadside.
These laws are a direct assault to the farming industry. They were passed as puppy & kitten laws by lawmakers.
The problem is they are not exempting livestock.
CA is not the only state with some strange legislation going through to make new laws.
A raid on a rabbit farm in Colorado, now has a few state's lawmakers creating Animal Hording laws.
Rabbits are listed as livestock by the USDA.
I called the US House Committee ON Agriculture in Washington D.C. To learn more about livestock laws.
In most laws Fed law rules over State Law.
I was informed. The Feds exempted "USDA listed Livestock & animals" from the Feds rule, over state law.
Leaving each state up to creating it's own animal & livestock laws. Please pay attention to what is on the books in each state. For there is a movement to end all animal ownership by special interest groups.
Sadly. They have got into our legal system now.
Here in WI we can't sell or even give away or trade raw milk in any form off the farm. In fact they are getting ugly about meat off the farm too. Even the farmers markets are in Question as to where the overlords are going to go with all the laws. It really sucks.