Organic Raw Milk – with Cath Belsey

A growing number of people are choosing to return to the way our grandparents used to drink milk – unhomogenised, unpasteurised and organic by default.  Raw milk. When it is produced and collected in a sanitary way, it is touted to have wonderful health giving properties. It also tastes great too.

In this programme, I spoke with Cath Belsey who lives north of Dunedin where she owns and works a small certified block of land and milks a few Jersey cows for her own use and folks in her community.

We chatted about the benefits of raw organic milk both for our health, the health of the animals, and the health of our environment. Cath explained that some of the features of producing small quantities of raw milk for the public, including diverse pasture species and her pasture fallowing regime, how she practices a strict cleanliness regime during milking and storage of the milk, and how raw milk can be obtained by the public. In particular Cath emphasises that consumers get informed as much as they can about the issues around raw milk. There are many sites and some books on the subject.

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This programme was originally broadcast on  the  29th January 2015 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is hosted by Maureen Howard and is supported by the Dunedin City Council.

Cath Belsey

Cath Belsey in the OAR studio


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