Welcome – Dairy Moos is a play on words for “dairy news.” It’s a terrible pun I will admit, but memorable. And dairy information should be newsworthy because there is a lot of interesting things we have forgotten about cows, milk, and dairy.
I started writing this blog because there was so much misinformation about cows and milk online. It seemed like the farmer’s perspective was not being heard. Farmers do try to give the cows the best care possible. The better you take care of cows, the better they take care of the farmer. That is one of the fundamental karmic rules of the universe. Cows are treated better on farms today than any time in history. Technology and knowledge is making their lives better just like its making our lives better. Hopefully my writings and posts demonstrate this.
Milk and nutrition is another interesting topic. I studied dairy chemistry and its molecular composition when at college and found it fascinating. There are so many bioactive compounds in milk, yet we still don’t know how they all affect our health. Emerging research about saturated fats is proving that we didn’t know much about fat. We lumped it into a broad category, when each fatty acid has different affects on the body. Butyric acid for example (a primary fatty acid in butter and cheese) has been shown to reduced obesity, increase a person’s metabolism, and prevent cancer. Check out some of my articles to read more about how milk can make your body better.
Humanity has been eating meat and dairy products longer than we have been eating grains and other farm foods. Which is why trends like veganism will be proven to be fads. The men and women is history drank milk and lived health lives. Viking warriors lived on an abundance of milk, yet they never worried about milk myths like “are there female hormones in milk.” Milk was at the center of many ancient cultures and it made them survivors and strong, fierce warriors. Milk is still as wholesome today as it was in the past and it is still a foundational food that will give your body what it needs.
It is all about eating nutrient dense foods.
I am a 3rd generation dairyman. My grandfather started our California farm back in the 1950s, but we can trace our coexistence with cows back to the 1520s in the Netherlands. Today, I am working with my parents and 7 brothers and sisters on our family farm to take care of the cows and feed people. It’s interesting because dairy is still one of the more family oriented businesses around. 99% of dairy farms are family owned and operated
There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that the milk from our farm is making a positive impact on the people who drink it. Feeding people is what it’s all about.
Read more about me in this article about dairy in my DNA.