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3 years 9 months ago #542306 by darrinjk
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Hi
I'm Darrin, a new member.
We've just moved to Whitford from Tauranga. We came from 4 acres with horses/chickens/sheep/dogs and are going to 2 acres with leasing options for a couple more from a neighbour.
We were lucky enough to have a 24 hour raw milk dispenser www.walnuttreefarm.co.nz/ just down the road from us in Tauranga, but I'm really struggling to find a supply that is a) non-homogenized and b) non-pasteurised anywhere in South Auckland.
Google found an old post on lsb where a member referred to a neighbour in Pukekohe that might sell direct. I have sent a private message to that member, but no response.
Otherwise, it seems I have to go to Coromandel or Waitakeries . . .
Any suggestions from anyone?
(Jersey Girl is pasteurised - not desirable)
Thanks

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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #542309 by Stikkibeek
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I might have some a little closer to you in the next few weeks but a lot is going to depend on whether we can get clip-on calves for them both this late in the season. The October calver is A2A2, but the 2yo first calver (due next week) not yet tested, but she more likely to be A1A2. I will get her tested once she is in milk, and broken in too of course. I have sold milk in the past, but it is getting increasingly difficult to do with MPI's regulations.

Would the additional lease allow you to run a house cow, or are you still loaded up with horses and other grazers?

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S
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3 years 9 months ago #542320 by darrinjk
Replied by darrinjk on topic Raw milk
We're 10 weeks away from moving to our new house - we're currently renting. So haven't really nailed down lease arrangements. We've had a couple of beefies in Tauranga in the past, but never a house cow - could be an option, though.

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