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Thread: Goat dairy products - are they better on Primal?

  1. #21
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    We had alpines, & never kept the bucks with the does. The bucks only stink during breeding season, when we always stopped milking, so that wasn't the issue. I've always heard that Nubians have sweeter milk, & Lamanchas as well, I think (it's been awhile since we did all this) because they have a higher natural milk-fat content.

    It's possible I could drink it now, but back then I was constantly switching from raw whole goat milk at home to 2% cow at school, & I just remember I couldn't stand drinking it. I could eat it in cereal, but that was it. I'm not so sure I could make myself try it now, though - just thinking about it makes me a bit ill. But then again, I can't remember the last time I drank a whole glass of milk, so it's possible I ought to just get over it!

    Here's a funny story - being country folk, we didn't grow up with fancy coffee shops. When my mom was on a business trip, a co-worker took her to Starbucks for a latte because they were all shocked she'd never had one. When she saw how it was made, she told them, well, I guess I have this every morning when I'm milking the goats - it just comes directly from the source! Haha. It's true, though - the milk is warm & does make your coffee nice & frothy.
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  2. #22
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    Feb 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by aboutsaffron View Post
    (former goat farmer here) Although most goats are grassfed, a lot of farmers supplement their does with grain during milking season. I know a lot of you all about the grass-fed, but we nearly lost a few does during freshening if they didn't get enough grain beforehand. & they had plenty of hay to eat throughout the winter, too (goats are seasonal breeders & generally only freshen in the spring). We had a special mix of grain, not medicated, & didn't give them antibiotics unless they got sick (which was rare).

    Personally, I love products from goat milk, but I can't drink it, especially if its raw. It's um... strong. It DOES make incredible ice cream, though!

    Just my two cents...
    Useful to know. Thank you.

  3. #23
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    Jan 2011
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    I dunno if it's better, but I've developed a goat cheese addiction! Love the capra honey log. Decadent!

    Also I have access to goat milk here and I think it tastes the same as cow milk, but maybe I'm used to the tang from all the goat cheese and don't notice it?
    Last edited by Dr. Bork Bork; 04-25-2013 at 12:03 PM.
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