redvamp128, on 24 December 2012 - 15:36, said:
Me and My Grandfather Milked Cows and always heated the milk. I have milked over 100 cows in my lifetime and would always clean the teet before milking, but you can't just go up to a cow and drink. What if they laid down on Poo ?? I am almost 40 years old and have done a lot , but one thing I will tell you is not take the chance of getting sick when it can be easily avoided.
So don't always assume what others have not done... When I was younger up until 9 years old I lived in Lexington/ Buena Vista Virginia where there were lots of farms... I have even milked Goats as well.
Meanwhile, in the part of the world where we are not scared of everything not sterilized, people do drink raw cow milk. Personally I don't, not because I'm worried, but because I don't really think I would like it, I like my medium milk.
My uncle though loves raw milk, especially I believe during the calling period or something.