Cow Share in Kamloops

Back in the 20s, North Americans could buy fresh raw whole milk, real clabber and buttermilk, luscious naturally yellow butter, fresh farm cheeses and cream in various colors and thicknesses. Today’s milk is accused of causing everything from allergies to heart disease to cancer, but when North Americans could buy Real Milk, these diseases were rare. In fact, a supply of high-quality dairy products was considered vital to North American security and the economic well being of the nation.

What’s needed today is a return to humane, non-toxic, pasture-based dairying and small-scale traditional processing, in short . . . a campaign for real milk.

In an effort to provide this for my family and my community I would like to put out there to anyone interested in joining a cow share in Kamloops. A cow share is basically an arrangement in which a group of people all own shares of a cow collectively. Because we all own the cow it is then legal for us to distribute it’s raw unprocessed milk amongst ourselves. Not sell it. We can get together and make cheeses for our families. Enjoy fresh real cream and home whipped butter.

If this is something that you would be willing to support please contact me or leave a comment. I have pasture in Westsyde and husbandry skills. I need milkers; minimum two for morning shifts and two for evening shifts. There would be benefits to being a milker. For more information on cow shares please visit the hard working folks at

2 thoughts on “Cow Share in Kamloops

  1. Why can’t you have a miniature milking goat in your backyard? Why can’t you have a few laying chickens for eggs? Why is it okay to have a big dog in the city but not a useful animal?

    I am greatly saddened that our system of government does not allow you to have more food independence. The “backyard” was originally developed so small landowners could have livestock and grow a garden. I know we cannot change these laws overnight, and we need to eat now. If we work together we can find solutions to our common problems without involving government regulators.

    I am part of a growing group of people trying to start a herd share program in Kamloops. We meet the third Sunday of the month. Our next meeting is on Sunday November 15, 2009 at 2-6pm to discuss forming a herd share program for Kamloops. Go to for more information.

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