Globe and Mail: Dairy desperado goes west on raw-milk mission
“There are also set allotments, or quotas, of how many dairy cows provinces can have. Effectively a licence, they go for upwards of $30,000 per cow in Western Canada.”
Most people do not realize that there are cartels that control most of the agricultural commodities that we all take for granted. Milk is one of them along with eggs and others. In an attempt to prop up local agri-business and buy votes with the resulting high producer prices the provinces legislate these marketing boards that have great power over the production of end user products such as milk. The next time you buy a gallon of milk at the store you can now see why it’s $5 vs. $3 in the USA.
Personally I would never try raw milk but if you want to it is none of the Governments business. Require a disclaimer as part of the sale but otherwise leave these people alone.