GOAT MILK & DAIRY
All goat milk products from Miller's Farm are raw (unpasteurized) and un-homogenized. Goat's dairy tends to be easier to digest and can be less allergenic than cow's milk since it contains only A2 casein (not the inflammatory hard to digest A1 Beta casein - read more about this from these books). It is digested in 1-2 hours. Goat's milk contains no agglutinin (like cow's milk does). Thus fat globules in goat's dairy don't cluster together and this makes them easier to digest. Goat milk contains more of the essential fatty acids linoleic and arachnodonic acids and higher proportion of short-chain & medium-chain fatty acids, easier for intestinal enzymes to digest.
Goat milk protein forms a softer curd making the protein more easily and rapidly digestible. Goat's milk casein is similar to human mothers milk, however cow's milk and goat's milk do contain similar levels of the other allergenic protein, beta lactoglobulin.
Goat's milk has slightly lower levels of lactose which makes it a better for choice for lactose-intolerant individuals.
Note on feeding babies: goat's milk contains plenty of fat, however, when used in infant feeding, be aware that it lacks folic acid and is low in vitamin B12, both essential in growth and development of an infant. Therefore, both extra fat and natural form of folic acid must be supplemented. See Dr. Sears Article
All Miller's Farm goat milk is raw (unpasteurized) and comes from goats that are 100% pasture-raised on organic pasture/grasses, and never given antibiotics or growth hormone. In contrast, goat milk from the health food store is NOT organic and comes from goats eating mostly corn and grains which is not healthy food for them (or for humans). When goats are fed corn and grains, it affects the milk's fatty acid ratio dramatically and for the worse. It also lowers the milk's vitamin content (Vitamin A, D, K2, CLA).
In addition, the processing which commercial goat milk goes through (i.e. ultra-pasteurization) changes the quality of the milk, and kills the enzymes and beneficial bacteria. This makes the milk a "dead" food which is hard to digest and causes inflammation through the body. Even Drinking regular "organic" milk may cause health problems including ear infections, sinus/bronchial infections, eczema and skin problems, constipation, and contributes to heart disease and cancer. Studies indicate that this is NOT the case for farm fresh milk. Try it for yourself and your children and you'll all notice the difference!
When this raw goat milk sours after 10-14 days in your fridge, it's still safe to drink since it is soured milk and NOT rotten milk. When commercial pasteurized milk from the store goes bad, it rots and becomes dangerous to drink. Do not confused rotten pasteurized milk with soured milk which results from raw milk.
Here is an article on 101 ways to use your soured milk by TheHealthyHomeEconomist.com