Raw Milk Regulations
Raw goat or sheep milk sales are legal on the farm and in retail stores. No permit is necessary for farmers with no more than nine lactating goats and nine lactating sheep who sell the milk on the farm directly to the consumer. Raw cow milk sales are illegal except for on-farm sales where the farmer has two or fewer lactating cows on the premises. The state prohibits advertising for on-farm sales.
Farmers producing raw goat or sheep milk can sell in retail stores if they obtain a producer-distributor license and have their own bottling plant on site. Licensees can sell goat or sheep milk products such as butter, cream, yogurt, and cheese as well.
O.R.S. § 621.012
Department of Agriculture
635 Capitol St
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 986-4550
Our Saanen, Nubian, Alpine crossbreds are on alfalfa and mixed meadow pasture (hay of same in the winter). They get minimal grain during milking. We don’t vaccinate or use artificial hormones or chemicals. We sell raw milk at $2/qt. or $6/gal. in sterilized reusable glass jars. We sterilize with boiling water and GSE (grapefruit seed extract). I also teach cheesemaking. The class is 2 hrs. long, and you get a pound of cheese (Mozzarella or other) of your choice at the end. Cost is $20/person up to 5 people.
She milks 3 jersey cows on 5 acres and practice intense rotational grazing, with cows rotated daily on lush green grass where they don’t return to each paddock for 21-25 days, depending on grass growth. Cows are supplemented with minimal rolled barley and mineral daily, alfalfa and orchard grass hay. She sells raw milk products direct from the farm and teaches classes in cheesemaking, yogurt, butter, culturing dairy products & traditional foods nutrition.
Farm has four Alpine and Nubian crosses. Fed Alfalfa and Orchard grass hay on 3 acres of yummy blackberry browse.
Organic. We have 2 Toggenburg goats. The breed is from Switzerland. It is said their milk is the best for cheese making. We sell by the 1/2 gallon for $4 with a $2 jar deposit. Arrangements can be made to pick up in Beaverton, OR 97005.
A sustainable, all natural dairy, just a short drive from Eugene, Corvallis and Albany, our cows are able to be out on green Oregon pastures year round. We’re hormone free and use only organic approved veterinary measures, whenever possible. Oregon’s Oldest Cow Share, we also offer pasture fed, hormone and antibiotic free chicken, beef, pork, lamb, turkey and eggs. Call and come by to taste for yourself.