Raw Milk Regulations
Even though state law permits the sale of raw milk if the farmer obtains a retail raw milk license, in practice the Idaho Dept. of Agriculture refuses to license anyone to sell raw milk.
There has not been a retail raw milk licensee in the state for the past 15 years. According to the state Department of Agriculture, the biggest reason no one has sold retail raw milk during that time is the requirement that bottling and packaging of retail raw milk and retail raw milk products shall be done on the premises where produced in approved mechanical equipment. Several small farmers have contacted the state about obtaining a raw milk license but the cost of constructing a milk plant has discouraged them from doing so.
Herd share programs for milk are permitted.
ID ADC 02.04.13.001-999
Department of Agriculture
Phone: (208) 332-8550
Fax: (208) 334-4062
All milk is from machine milked, vet certified, tuberculosis-free Brown Swiss Cows. Our herd is primarily grass fed with a little grain at milking. No steriods, hormones, or feed antiobitotics. We are a licensed grade A dairy and now sell raw milk and yogurt 16 stores from Couer d’ Alene to Bonners Ferry Id.
Fresh raw goat and cow milk from a Grade A licensed dairy. All natural, no hormones given. The goats and cows are on pasture, alfalfa hay, and a little non-GMO grain during morning/evening milking.