Glossary

There are a lot of abbreviations, a lot of jargon, and even a lot of common words that need clarification in the world of raw milk. We hope this helps.

CAFO – CAFO stands for “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation.” CAFOs confine animals for more than 45 days during a growing season in areas which do not produce vegetation.

Homogenized – Homogenization mixes the milk from several different milking herds and/or dairies to produce a more consistent raw milk prior to processing and to prevent or delay natural separation of cream.

Pasteurized – Pasteurization is the process of heating a food, usually liquid, to a specific temperature for a definite length of time, and then cooling it immediately. This process slows microbial growth in food.