What is a "cow-share program"?
You own a share of a cow. A Jersey cow can
produce up to 28 gallons of milk a week. We sell shares based on the
milk production of a given cow. One cow share receives about one
gallon of milk per week. Share numbers are adjusted at freshening
time as the cow's production changes.
Why a Cow Share Program?
In many states it is illegal to buy or sell
raw milk, but it is not illegal to drink fresh milk from a cow that
you own. We provide a service for you by feeding, caring for, and
milking your cow.
What is the cost?
You can purchase a share for $75.00. It is a
one time cost. When you leave the cow share, you sell your
share back to us and get your $75 back (less any outstanding
balances owed). One cow share entitles you to about 1 gallon of milk
a week. If you need more than one gallon a week ,then you will need
to buy more shares. The boarding fee pays for labor and the expenses
involved in feeding and caring for your share of the cow. Costs may
be subject to increase. The boarding fee cost is currently $26 per
month per share. The first monthly boarding fee will be prorated
depending on when you purchase your share(s).
How do I get started?
Read and sign the Cow Share Boarding
Agreement which can be obtained by contacting
Pereira Pastures Dairy, or call
(806) 518-9081. As soon as we receive your signed agreement
and payment you will own a share of a cow.
More questions? Feel free to contact us:
Phone - (806) 518-9081