Ep 160: What is a Microdairy?

I’ve neer heard the term “microdairy” and I’m guessing maybe you haven’t either. Well on episode 160, we are going to learn how a dairy of just 10 cows is using the microdairy technique to supply customers with a great product with a process that just might change the industry. Jesse Vivian is from Lane’s End Creamery, and on today’s episode, Jesse and I will chat about why his family started a microdairy, what makes a dairy “micro”, financial advice from Dave Ramsey, and much more! Don’t forget to check out Lane’s End Creamery at the links below.

Website: https://www.thelanesend.org/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lanes.end.creamery/

Microdairy Designs: https://www.microdairydesigns.com/products/

Show Notes:

  • Jesse’s background – From growing up on a farm to starting his own
  • What is a microdairy?
  • Working with Microdairy Designs.
  • Processes of homogenization and pasteurization
  • Challenges of milking once a day.
  • How the cows response to once a day milkings instead of 2 to 3.
  • The bell curve of dairy production.
  • Starting during COVID
  • Inspired by Dave Ramsey
  • Started making cheese before milk
  • Making chocolate milk and strawberry milk
  • FairOaks farms process, but on a smaller scale.
  • Struggles of a family dairy
  • Importance of diversifying family farms
  • Dairy Tours
  • Pennslyvania

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