Cows Are Ruminants and Were Designed To Eat Grass.
Why organic milk may still not be good enough for individuals with food sensitivity.
Date: 2/21/2016 5:05:44 AM ( 21 mon ) ... viewed 430 times
Interesting that I had not devoted a blog to grass-fed dairy before! It's about time!
"Ruminant animals have four stomachs and are evolutionarily adapted to eat pasture, browse and other plants. Today's dairy cows are nutritionally depleted and stressed by producing huge quantities of milk. To survive they need a lot to eat, so forage is supplemented with grains. When cows are fed grains, the rumen pH lowers, microbes change and the animal's health (also milk and meat) is adversely affected, and cows eating large amounts of grain can even die.".
This cannot be overemphasized. The average lifespan of a cow in a commercial dairy operation is 5 years. After this, they’re often too ill to produce the amount of milk required of them, and they’re sent to slaughter. I have to ask myself: if a cow fed high amounts of grain can become that unhealthy that quickly, how healthy can the milk from a grain-fed cow possibly be?
“Cows that are fed grain and raised under substandard conditions will likely produce milk that is unhealthy to drink raw because grains… change the pH balance and the natural bacteria present in a cow’s gut, which in turn affects the natural bacteria and pathogens present in their milk.”
Highly related blog:
 Raising Healthy Dairy Cows edited by Sandra Redemske. Raw Milk Resource Guide, 2003
Cited at: http://mercyviewmeadow.org/Kris/TwoRawMilks.htm
Also at: http://blog.rinamarie.com/2013/09/12/why-grass-fed-a2a2-raw-milk/
 The Despicable Reason Behind Raw Milk Bans, Dr. Mercola
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