FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Everything You Need to Know
WHAT IS A2 MILK?
Not all milk is the same. A2 milk is a milk that come from cow that are bred for the A2 gene. These cows are more expensive. But why? The A2 milk is also rich in protein, Vitamin A, D, B12, abundance of Calcium, and Omega 3 fatty acid. All are needed for your body to function properly. Levels of these vitamins will be higher if the cow is on pasture eating green grass. All of our cows are pasture grazed-we even purchase the highest quality seed blend for our girls. Providing powerful protection against respiratory diseases like allergies, asthma, respiratory infections, etc., raw milk is easy to digest even with someone who has an allergy towards dairy products. In addition to supporting the proliferation of bacteria that help digest lactose (sugar) and casein (protein), enzymes called lipases in raw milk help fat digestion. These compounds survive the acid environment of the stomach and go to work digesting raw milk in the alkaline environment of the small intestine. Your body does not need to produce any enzymes to digest raw milk—raw milk digests itself, which is good news for people with a compromised or weak digestive system. Studies have found that raw milk drinkers help reduce allergies all together. This includes skin allergies and even asthma. Go to www.realmilk.com for more information.
WHY ARE YOU PRICED HIGHER THAN THE GROCERY STORE?
You are receiving two products in one. In a conventional grocery store, you purchase your milk and cream separate. This is cream line milk. Also, you are purchasing a high quality A2 product. We breed our closed herd by cream, health, and taste. We test our cows for cream and genetics. Most milk produced in the store is valued on the amount of fluid not cream or A2 genetics.
Because of our business structure, you can trust our animals are getting the best of the best.
In the 1930s, the United States went through a period where people were starving. After that tough time, the government stepped in and promised never to have that again. Subsidies came out to mass produce food. The grocery store will always have lower prices than an actual farm, however is it the best QUALITY food? Most foods in the grocery store go through a series of processes to preserve the shelf life. This might mean adding chemicals or alternating the food altogether. We believe in food as God intended it. If you take care of your animals they will take care of you. We are very careful on choosing what food goes into our cows. George Farms loves on our animals-and we can because we are not producing at a mass rate. You can count that you are purchasing the highest quality food for your family when you buy from George Farms.
ARE YOU AN ORGANIC FARM?
Our cows are fed a complete diet to produce the highest quality milk at a reasonable price (not to mention). I mean look at that cream line! Our girls are pasture raised, premium grain and mineral fed. The diet of our cows is dependent on their location and what their climate allows. In Kansas, we have only 5 good months on pasture. We are not qualified to advertise as organic. Our cows have a balanced plant-based diet.
CLEANLINESS AND SAFETY
The important factor when purchasing raw milk is knowing the source of your product. The reason there is so much controversy around this is due to the cleanliness of the cow's home. Our cows do not sit in their own manure. We have enough space for them to roam, and place new bedding for them to relax on a consistent basis. We milk twice a day to ensure our girls are happy. Come by and visit!
HOW LONG DOES THE MILK LAST?
10-14 days our milk stays sweet. Raw milk sours. There is a huge difference in souring versus going bad like conventional dairy. Souring is the "culturing" process. There are many variables to this LIVE products. We always recommend customers bring a cooler to hold the correct temperature while you bring your products home. We also suggest to put your milk in the back of the fridge not the door. Its not required, however you want your milk to stay sweet as long as possible. While we are in the warmer months our milk tends to stay sweeter longer. During the winter months, we notice it sours more on the 11th or 12th day. This is due to the fact they are not grazing when it is snowing. Our goal is to rotationally graze our girls 7-9 months out of the year which will extent our sweetness timeline year round.
Is Raw Milk Safe for Babies: https://www.realmilk.com/is-raw-milk-safe-for-babies/
Good News for Allergies: https://www.realmilk.com/good-news-for-allergies/
Milk as Medicine: https://www.realmilk.com/milk-as-medicine/
Two Types of Raw Milk: https://www.rawmilkinstitute.org/updates/two-types-of-raw-milk
The Raw Milk Institute: https://www.rawmilkinstitute.org/about-raw-milk
5 Ways That Drinking Raw Milk Can Improve Your Health: https://www.organicpastures.com/blog/2019/2/1/5-ways-that-drinking-raw-milk-can-improve-your-health