****As of Aug 1st, 2022 our Herd Share Program has been discontinued due to time constraints and rising costs of feed.****
A limited number of raw milk herd shares are available throughout the year. Since it is illegal to sell raw milk in Colorado, we use the herd share system. Buying into the herd allows you legal access to the milk. You can purchase your share with a one-time, refundable fee of $10. Every month thereafter, you will pay a “boarding fee” of $35 which entitles you to 1/2 gallon of milk per week. Half-shares (quarts) are also available weekly for the cost of $17.50/month, after a $5 buy-in cost. By Colorado Law, milk must be picked up at Size Matters Microranch. We are convenient to both Woodmen and Powers. To summarize:
$5 one-time, refundable fee + $17.50/month = 1 quart of milk every week
$10 one-time, refundable fee + $35/month = 1/2 gallon of milk every week
$20 one-time, refundable fee +$70/month = 1 gallon of milk every week
The milk produced at Size Matters Microranch is rich and sweet, without the musky flavor associated with goat’s milk. Part of that is due to pristine handling, and part is due to the Mini Nubian breed of goat. We milk the goats using a the Simple Pulse milking system. It is a closed system that allows for the swift collection of the milk without causing discomfort to the goats. We feel using a closed system is important because it keeps debris, odors and feet out of the milk bucket during collection.
Size Matters Microranch is a member in good standing of the Raw Milk Association of Colorado. We adhere to their high standards which include testing our goats for disease and submitting milk samples monthly for independent testing. The milk is tested for bacterial load, E. Coli 0157, Salmonella and coliforms. Additional testing for Listeria and Campylobacter can be performed. Results are available upon request. More information can be obtained by visiting www.rawmilkcolorado.org.
Here is an example of recent test results: AprLab
Please contact us if you would like to participate in herd shares!
If you are interested in milk for animal consumption, click here.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the federal Food and Drug Administration and other authorities have issued information and warnings regarding hazards of consuming raw milk. The customer assumes all responsibility for consuming raw milk produced from Size Matters Microranch. Size Matter’s Microranch shall not be liable to the customer for any sickness, death, loss or damage from the production of raw milk produced and delivered to the customer.