Dairy herd share fees

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One of our first milkings, in 2009.

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Dairy production information has been moved to its own page.

We now have available:

  • New.gif cheddar cheese, plain or flavoured
  • cajeta, fresh and canned
  • feta cheese
  • ice cream
  • kefir
  • milk
  • quark
  • whey
  • yoghurt

Is there a dairy product not on this list that you'd like us to make for you? Let us know!

Capital

As of 13 June 2014, the number of shares needed for participation in operations are as follows:

  • 50 Class D Investment Shares (par value, $1 per share) for a nominal† one litre of milk (or the equivalent in other dairy products) per week.
    $50 allows you to receive one litre per week (as available†) at the cost of operations outlined below.
    $100 allows you to receive two litres per week (as available†), etc.
  • 10 Class D Investment Shares (par value, $1 per share) for occasional receipt of milk or milk products, generally not to exceed one litre per month, on an "as available" basis, after allowing for the needs of those who subscribe to 50 or more shares.

Based upon current output, the agister has determined that EcoReality can issue up to 3,025 Class D Investment Shares (par value, $1 per share).

We currently have 3485 shares subscribed, with -460 shares available.

† Due to variations in weather, diet, point in lactation cycle, and numerous other variables beyond our control, no particular quantity of milk is ever guaranteed. This is a bona-fide shared-ownership operation, and you must be prepared to take the bad with the good.

Operations

As of 23 June 2015, the fees for receiving various dairy products are as follows:

  • $6 per litre of raw goat milk,
  • $16 for a three-litre jug of raw goat milk,
  • $21 for a four-litre jug of raw goat milk,
  • New.giflower price! $16 per 400 grams of raw goat feta cheese,
  • New.gif$3 per 100 grams of plain raw goat cheddar cheese,
  • New.gif$4 per 100 grams of flavoured (caraway, chipotle, jalapeño, wasabi) raw goat cheddar cheese,
  • $7 per 700 ml of raw goat yoghurt,
  • $7 per 500 ml of raw quark,
  • $2 per litre of raw goat whey,
  • $4 per litre of raw skimmed goat milk,
  • $50 per kilogram of raw goat cream,
  • $18 for 500 grams of raw goat ice cream.

Not all products may be available at all times; call 250-653-2024 for availability, or to order a specific product.

In addition, the following additional fees may be assessed:

  • $2 bottle deposit, for those who consistently fail to return reusable containers,
  • $3 dirty bottle return fee, for those who return reusable containers in an unclean condition. (See milk bottle cleaning procedure.)

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