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ISBN: 9781603585002
Year Added to Catalog: 2014
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: Full Color - 50-70 Pictures
Dimensions: 7x10
Number of Pages: 232
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green
Release Date: March 14, 2014
Web Product ID: 794

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The Small-Scale Dairy

The Complete Guide to Milk Production for the Home and Market

by Gianaclis Caldwell

"Caldwell doesn't try to convince you that dairy farming is easy (it's not), but she does give you the tools and information you need to make your hard work pay off. From choosing equipment, to caring for your cows, goats, or sheep, to making your own kefir or yogurt, Caldwell covers it all in clear, layperson's terms. An excellent companion for any new or wannabe small-scale dairy farmer."

Abigail Gehring, author, The Homesteading Handbook and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living

The Small-Scale Dairy includes everything you need to know in order to successfully produce nourishing, healthy, farm-fresh milk. Whether for home use, direct sale to the consumer, or sale to an artisanal cheesemaker, high- quality raw milk is a delicate, desirable product. Successful and sustainable production requires the producer to consider and tackle many details, ranging from animal care to microbiology to good hygienic practices—and, for those with commercial aspirations, business plans, market savvy, and knowledge of the regulations.

Applicable to keepers of cows, goats, or sheep, The Small-Scale Dairy offers a holistic approach that explores the relationships between careful, conscientious management and the production of safe, healthy, and delicious milk. A historical overview offers readers a balanced perspective on the current regulatory environment in which raw milk lovers find themselves.

Included are options for designing a well-functioning small dairy, choosing equipment, and understanding myriad processes—such as the use of low-temperature pasteurization where raw milk sales are prohibited. Whether you have a one-cow home dairy, a fifty-goat operation, or are simply a curious consumer, The Small-Scale Dairy is an accessible and invaluable resource for achieving your goals.  


About the Author

Gianaclis Caldwell

Gianaclis Caldwell grew up on a small family farm in Oregon, where she milked cows, ran a dairy cow 4-H club, and learned to raise organic produce and meat. In 2005, Gianaclis returned to the property with her husband and their two daughters where they now operate Pholia Farm, an off-grid, raw milk cheese dairy.

Gianaclis’s aged, raw milk cheeses have been recognized and applauded by America’s foremost authorities on cheese. Pholia Farm cheeses have been included in many major books on artisan cheese, the latest being Max McCalman's Mastering Cheese, in which her Elk Mountain cheese is ...

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Gianaclis Caldwell's Upcoming Events

  • Gianaclis Caldwell at ACRES USA Conference
    ACRES, Columbus OH
    December 4, 2014, 12:00 pm
  • Gianaclis Caldwell at PASA Farming the Future Conference
    PASA Farming for the Future, State College PA
    February 6, 2015, 12:00 pm

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