Are Herd Shares legal?
Yes, they are. It is not legal in Oregon to sell raw (unpasteurized) milk to the public if you are milking more than three cows. However, since you own a share in the Windy Acres herd, you may legally use the milk from your share(s) in any way you see fit. Many cow share / herd share programs have been implemented in this state and have been functioning with no legal challenges. Windy Acres has consulted with the legal team at the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund in setting up its herd share program. Also, we work closely with the Oregon Department of Agriculture to ensure we are compliant with applicable laws and regulations.