Morningland Dairy Raw Milk Cheese

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO UNFAIR AND DASTARDLY UNDERMINING BY MISSOURI STATE AUTHORITIES, MORNINGLAND DAIRY WAS FORCED TO CEASE PRODUCTION, RECALL HEALTHFUL PRODUCT, & CEASE SELLING ANY OF OUR CHEESE. SEE "RECALL INFO/COURT ACTION".

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August 23rd, 2010

Posted by morninglanddairy on August 23, 2010 at 5:35 PM

I just found out I could ad pics to the blog!  Yes I know, I'm slow......So here goes.

 

Eight bred heifers are now running with the dairy herd as those who read this blog will know . They start calving at the beginning of September. They are learning the routine and learning to go through the dairy barn like civilized cows. Since they haven't had grain in about 9 months, they are also re-learning to eat a bit of grain preparatory to their calving. They aren't sure they like it yet.

For the first two weeks, they wouldn't come any nearer to the barn, than the bottom of the holding pen. Then we managed to shove a couple into the barn and they discovered that it didn't eat them. By the end of about four weeks, they were all walking through the barn at the end of milking. Now, they are all getting locked in for a few minutes at a time so that they get used to just standing in the barn. Most are very calm about it. A couple think that something fishy is going on.

#808 is our star. She loves the barn, loves the feed, and is now accustomed to getting sprayed with teat dip before leaving the barn. Because she is so calm, she gets to come in the front, a position most heifers do NOT like.

Most of these girls are springing, some are obviously due later.

 

 

 

Remember this girl?  She was the last calf born in late June. All other calves were at least two months older, so we decided to leave #009 with her mother, instead of bottling her. Here she is, barely 8 weeks old, and HUGE. No grain, just mamas milk and pasture. She thinks she is a big girl and should get to walk through the barn at the end of milking too. We train our girls young........LOL!!

Forgive the dirt. She lays in the holding pen and chews her cud while we milk.

 

 

Now that I know I can add pictures......you can expect me to blog more often.  I am a picture fanatic!

 

 

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2 Comments

Reply Madrona
9:11 AM on August 27, 2010 
I heard on channel 8 news in san diego, ca that your cheese has been recalled. Have you posted any warnings of this? Is it all your cheeses?
Reply morninglanddairy
9:46 PM on August 30, 2010 
Dear Customers and Friends,



As of today, August 30th, 2010, we at Morningland Dairy are working with the Missouri State Milk Board and the FDA to clarify reports of contaminated cheese samples being discovered in California. At present, we have not received any official notice of the codes found on the samples so that we can identify the dates they were made.



We are also presently testing cheese samples through a St. Louis, MO laboratory to confirm the quality of our cheeses. According to the lab, we should have the test results by Monday, Sept. 6, 2010.



In our 30 years of production there have been no reports of illness connected with eating our cheeses, but we are being requested by the FDA to recall all of our cheese sold since January 1st, 2010. We are complying with that request. We ask that our customers return their cheese or refrain from consumption while we diligently investigate this matter.



We are concerned for you, our customers, and we apologize for the inconvenience and the concern you must be feeling. We ask for your prayers, your patience, and your continued support as we strive to continue to provide a healthy, high-quality, artisan raw milk cheese.



Gratefully,



Joseph, Denise, Jedadiah and the Morningland Dairy employees and families.