Dairy herd share fees
- Dairy production information has been moved to its own page.
As of 21 March 2013, we have stopped milking in preparation for kidding season. No dairy products will be available until May.
ice cream(if you can get any past Lawrence :-)
Is there a dairy product not on this list that you'd like us to make for you? Let us know!
As of September 2012, we are fully subscribed, and are not taking new applications for herd shares.
As of 3 July 2011, 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 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 2,200 Class D Investment Shares (par value, $1 per share).
We currently have 3050 shares subscribed, with -850 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.
As of 1 October 2012, the fees for receiving various dairy products are as follows:
- $6 per litre of raw goat milk,
- $23 per 400 grams of half-fat raw goat feta cheese,
- $7 per 700 ml of raw goat yoghurt,
- $2.50 per litre of raw goat whey,
- $28 per quart 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:
- $1 bottle deposit, for those who consistently fail to return reusable containers,
- $2 dirty bottle return fee, for those who return reusable containers in an unclean condition. (See milk bottle cleaning procedure.)
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