GotRocks, that's a real interesting idea on the share a cow plan. Too bad the state put the kabash on it. Also a way for some fanatics to get a specific type of cow perhaps. --K
Owning shares in something is nothing new, people have timeshare condos, shares in airplanes, and all sorts of other stuff. This way the farmer is not actually selling raw milk illegally, he is just taking care of that cow which is owned by a separate group of people so they can get raw milk from their own cow. Sort of like boarding a horse at a stable. You pay the stable to house and care for your horse.But the Dept. of Ag. didn't see it that way.
I was going to cut & paste the latest raw milk article in the Wisconsin battle to legalize raw milk sales, but it is too huge to paste here.
here is a link to the main article, and that article has many other links and a comment section that you may find interesting toohttp://www.jsonline.com/business/87234707.html
I grew up on raw milk, as did my parents. My GF still thinks it is funny that I shake the bottle before opening it. It is just something we did to mix the cream into the milk and it is a hard habit to break 40+ years later.
Oh, most WI cows are Holstein & Hereford's, not too many jerseys up this way (that I know of)