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What to do with cast off milk

 
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I have a source of milk from a local dairy. I'm getting about 20 to 50 gallons a week. The dairy is not Organic, but is a grass fed. The milk is from cows that have just birthed and is colored a little and high in mast count.

What uses can you think of for this quantity? My pigs, chickens, and dogs can only use so much.
Thanks.
 
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Milk that is not organic ruins the claim of organic garden if you use it, but looks like it would help a gardener out if that is not a factor for you. I have not used milk on my garden, too expensive, but the local Mennonites use some of their excess, for tomatoes.
http://www.harvesttotable.com/2009/05/milk_and_tomato_growing/
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/milk-and-molasses-magic-zbcz1402.aspx
 
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I'd get a calf
 
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Cheese?

 
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If it's raw, spray it on your gardens and pasture or crop areas and orchards at a rate of about 3 gal per acre. Raw milk is shown to increase microbial life, reduce compaction and increase dry matter yield (for a pasture). I'm applying it in my hightunnel.
 
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