Dairy herd share
A dairy herd share operation is one in which individuals pool their resources in order to share in the ownership of a herd of dairy animals and associated infrastructure.
EcoReality Co-op has established Class D Investment Shares for this purpose. Money taken in from subscribers of Class D Investment Shares are solely dedicated to ownership and management of EcoReality's dairy goat operation, including animals, housing, fencing, an appropriate portion of the land equity, and other infrastructure.
EcoReality Class D Investment Shareholders have the legal right to consume raw dairy products from the animals they own. To manage this process, they use the services of the EcoReality agister, who determines animal management procedures, dairy product costs, etc.
For each 50 Class D Investment Shares (par value, $50), a shareholder has the nominal right to one litre per week of raw goat milk, or the equivalent in derived dairy products.
Dairy herd shareholders understand that differences in weather, foliage, animal age, the animal's point in their lactation cycle, and numerous other factors may impact the amount of product actually available, and agree to "take the good with the bad" in such cases when the agister is unable to supply one litre per week per 50 shares subscribed.
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