Archive for November, 2010

Testing, Testing….for A2 Milk

November 3rd, 2010 by Kim

Eavie (A1/A2) contentedly munching & milking.

Our A2 results are in!  For those of you who haven’t heard yet, UC Davis now has A2 testing up & running.  Yeah!!!  It’s quite easy.  You go on their website, https://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/myvgl/login.html,create an account & enter info on the animals you want tested.  Then you print out your test forms, attach hair samples & mail them in.  Results are emailed to you in a very timely fashion.  Cost is quite reasonable, too.

Noel (A2/A2) finally looks like she might actually be bred.

If some of you are wondering what all the fuss is about A2 milk, you can learn more in Jeff’s article in our Dec. 2009 archive.  The other milk protein, A1, is being found to be associated with some pretty serious human health problems.  And some people with digestive issues caused by “normal” milk are also finding that A2 milk, especially raw A2 milk, does just fine in their system.  So the news that we now have testing available in the US is very good news indeed. (more…)