In Kentucky, it is illegal to buy or sell raw milk. It is not illegal, however, to drink milk from your own cow. This program allows individuals to buy a share of the herd, pay a fee to the farmer to provide feed and labor in caring for the herd, and in return, the individual gets to drink the milk provided from their share of the herd.
To purchase a share in our herd will cost you a one time expense of $40.00. In addition to the one time purchase cost, you will have a monthly boarding fee of $40.00 per share. All payments are due on the first day of each month. Remember, you are not buying raw milk, rather you are buying a share in a herd and paying me to feed and care for them; having said that, a share is equal to approximately 1 gallon of milk per week. If you need more than one gallon per week, you must purchase additional shares based on that need.
Three Daisies Farm is responsible for:
• Refrigeration and handling of milk awaiting share holder pickup
• Daily feed, fencing, pasture maintenance, veterinary care, husbandry, milking, milk handling, and any other expenses incurred in the maintenance of the Three Daisies Farm dairy herd.
• Management of the herd for optimal health, safety, and production of the cows, with quality of milk and sustainability of the herd being the primary goals. Three Daisies Farm, LLC reserves the right to make dietary and medical decisions for the entire herd. Should any cows need medication, they will be milked separately from the rest of the flock and their milk will be withheld and disposed of according to medication directions.
• All vet expenses as required
• Breeding of cows by artificial insemination
• Three Daisies Farm, LLC reserves the right to make dietary and medical decisions for the entire herd. Should any cows need medication, they will be milked separately from the rest of the herd and their milk will be withheld and disposed of according to medication directions.
The Share owner provides:
• Transportation to pick up milk or dairy items
• Containers (share owners clean their own containers and leave clean containers each time they pick up milk to be refilled for the next time.)
We require you purchase 4 - 1/2 gallon wide mouth glass jars always returning 2 with pick up of milk. (We have these available for purchase @ $5.00 ea. with a 1 piece plastic lid. These jars have a wide mouth and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. Glass does not hold odors like plastic does and milk stays fresher and colder longer in glass containers and tastes better, too.) To purchase jars from us you may bring cash at pickup or click HERE.
Have a question or comment? We'd love to hear from you! Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 859-595-5802 and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. You may also view the herdshare agreement below, or pay for your monthly board.
Is your milk A2/A2?
Yes! All of our milk is certified A2/A2. Learn more about the benefits of A2/A2 milk HERE.
What breed of cows do you have?
Our girls are jersey cows.
What do your cows eat?
Our feeding program is primarily grass and forage based. Our cows are out on pasture 24/7 with access to all the green grass and premium quality hay they can eat. We do supplement with all natural grains on an as needed basis at milking times.
Do you use antibiotics?
We only use antibiotics when absolutely necessary for the health of our cows. We do not believe it is fair to watch an animal suffer when it can be treated with mild antibiotics. That being said, we always try natural remedies first and use medication only as a last resort. If given any type of medication, that specific cow will be milked separately from the rest of the herd and her milk will be disposed of for the duration of the treatment and withdraw period. You will never receive milk that comes from a cow being treated for any reason.