I read and enjoyed your article on the family cow. I have one and love her and all the wonderful dairy that comes with her. However, I strongly disagree with your recommendation to pasteurize this milk.
Raw milk contains living enzymes and probiotics that are killed when pasteurized. Also, much of the vitamin content is lost when pasteurized. Pasteurization is not needed when milk is handled correctly and it ruins one of the very best parts of having a cow – slurping down that milkshake on the front porch, knowing that it is the healthiest thing you consumed all day!
Pasteurization was originally introduced because disease was being spread through raw milk because of the filthy dairy conditions. It was cheaper/easier to fry the milk, than to clean up their act.
I hope you will at least include this argument in your article so that folks can decide for themselves with all the facts on the table.
The dairy industry conned the public into thinking that milk needed pasteurization because it was inherently unclean so that no one would ask the obvious question, “why don’t you people just clean up your act instead of destroying one of God’s most incredibly healthy foods?”