Raw Milk Regulations
Alaska has banned the sale of raw milk for human consumption. The ban does “not apply to a person who owns a cow, goat or sheep and uses the milk from the animal for that person’s personal use. “With this exception, not limited to farmers or those who live on farms, cow-share programs and any kind of boarding agreement are legal. Raw milk sales for animal consumption are legal.”
18 AAC 32.020; 18 AAC 32.060
Office of the State Veterinarian
5251 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99507
They milk about 30 Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats annually. The goats are fed high-quality raw foods, no commercial mixes or hormones. If any of them need antibiotics or other medications, they are removed from the milk string.In terms of selling raw milk, only herdshares are legal, and as such they offer limited herd-share arrangements. Heather is a co-founder of Alaska Alliance for Raw Milk (see details to the left) and has worked on legalizing sale of raw milk and herdshares for over 15 years.