How long does fresh milk last? : LUSENET : Dairygoats : One Thread

I am curious as to how long the milk will stay good for both with and without pastuerization. I would rather not pastuerize if possible, but if the milk spoils too quickly......


-- SeattleGirl (, July 19, 2002


I don't pasteurize any of my milk...I heat-treat to 140-145 degrees. I've kept milk up to 2 weeks with no problems. I also keep my fridge at about 37*. I'm always checking with my milk customers and they've never had the milk go bad either.

-- Marcia (, July 20, 2002.

Raw milk that is from healthy does and cooled quickly, handled well, can last a week. If it is not cooled rapidly in a cold water bath it can develop a taste anywhere from immediatly to four days old.

-- Rebekah (, July 20, 2002.

Thank you all for taking the time to respond. It was very helpful.

-- SeattleGirl (, July 21, 2002.

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