Is Pasteurization Ever Beneficial?
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Our raw cow’s milk stays fresh for 10 days to two weeks without pasteurization.
Wow, I am 68 years old and now am finding that we did everything wrong all the years we had our own milk cow. We didn’t necessarily make sure that everything in the area was antiseptic….at 4 AM, you could barely open your eyes, but that was when Nellie was yelling and kicking the barn walls to get milked. We would spray her teets with warm water (which helps the milk to come down) and then sit down on our stool and milk her, for which she was very grateful. We would then skim the cream off (leaving a little for taste to the milk) and make butter out of it. We never pasteurized anything … and funny thing, we never got sick.