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    Angus Milk

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    I saw some in Coles last week.

    Has anyone tried it for steaming?

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    Whos Angus? ;D

    (Havent used it, just had to be the first :P)

    Id be assuming its the same as every other milk, and theyre just getting on the "Angus" bandwagon like Maccas etc.

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    Re: Angus Milk

    Quote Originally Posted by 5946445E47524544532B0 link=1294123338/1#1 date=1294124976
    the "Angus" bandwagon like Maccas etc.

    I buy almost exclusively Angus rump from my meat supplier and it is fantastic 8-)

    Not sure if the milk is any different but I do like having more choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6563747F65627A78110 link=1294123338/2#2 date=1294126257
    I buy almost exclusively Angus rump from my meat supplier and it is fantastic
    Angus rump: Yes. Angus mince: NO. The whole point of angus is the texture and marbling, then they take the offcuts of blade etc and put it in a blender :(

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    Sounds about right re: the mince... I tried a wagyu pie once... nice but nothing special.

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    Im gonna get some in thursday and try some.

    I suspect its just a little bit fancy. ;)

    Its certainly more expencive.

    Might have a higher fat content maybe. As I dont like skim milk it could be a good thing. A low fat Latte to me to tastes like milk flavoured watery coffee.

    I did find this on the ashgrove website.

    About Angus Milk

    "Ashgrove Full Cream Milk has a rich creamy flavour and has excellent frothing properties making it a superior milk for coffees and milk shakes."

    Sounds like the bees knees 8-)

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    Hi all

    This thing about Angus cattle being best is just marketing pushing simplistic ideas onto consumers. Is it now being pushed for milk :-)

    Lets take milk for example as thats what is important for adding to coffee. One of the common dairy breeds in the world is the Holstein-Freisian. They make excellent milk and huge quantities per animal per day but Jerseys have a much higher milk fat content ( ~ 4.5% butterfat compared to ~3% for Holstein). There are also other breeds each with different milk characteristics which changes over time during the day and by season. Most milk that we buy is a blend. Suppliers blend milk for the same reasons that they blend coffees. To create and maintain a good taste profile throughout the year. Itsnot common to use Angus for milk. Probably because its milk production is low and/or its fat and protein content is lower. I wonder if the Coles Angus milk is pure Angus or just contains some Angus milk to slip into a marketing niche.

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    I dont think its Coles branded.

    I just notices it on the shelve and paid it little attention.

    Ill compare the fat content etc with the aldi milk I usually get.

    Most importantly how it tastes.

    But you are probably right tho it a marketing ploy but at $3 for 2 l its $3 of fun.

    Should be interesting.



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    At the risk of asking the obvious: Why would people want to buy milk from a specialist beef cow rather than a specialist dairy cow?

    To me - Dad was a dairy farmer - buying Angus milk is about on par with buying instant coffee for the extra antioxidants that accrue from the addition of green beans.

    Best wishes, Russell

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    went to have a look tonight and there was none.

    So Ill flag that for an idea :(

    I did pickup some Jersey milk tho and thats nice.

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    is this a joke? Angus milk? youd have to milk about 5 of them to get enough to make a Cafe latte. its a beef breed, not a dairy breed but someone will tell me it is actually happening and the joke will be on me. unless of course, Angus is the name of the guy who milks the cows.

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    This reminds me of Mrs Bucket from Keeping up Appearances on TV. She asked the milkman delivering her bottle of milk, "what is the name of the cow that my milk came from?"

    Barry

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    Re: Angus Milk

    There is a milk in Victoria, although only really available through organic shops, produced at a farm north of Shepparton. It is the Demeter Biodynamic milk - beautiful stuff. Does anyone use it? What do you think is the best for milk texturing: homogenous, or unhomogenous.

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    The Demeter Certified Bio-Dynamic milks are available all over Australia. Producers of this milk must meet certain stringent guidelines re feeding cows supplements etc. Google in and you will find producers in most States. Makes interesting reading. We could say we were Bio-Dynamic during the long drought in producing our milk. We could not afford chemical fertilisers which are a no-no for Bio-Dynamic milks. Money was and still is very scarce at the coal face of milk production. Our price at the moment is 47 cents per litre for superb milk.
    Our milk tests 4.9% fat. Demeter milk 5.3% fat. It is the protein in the milk that "froths". We find that the froth capability in our coffees differs due to protein readings in the different seasons and feed products used. Yes even producing quality milk is a science.
    Would a cafe pay $3.80 for a litre of Demeter Whole Milk or $6.80 for 2 litres? There in lies the question re use.
    Good to try but profits are a must in business. There is a farm at Nathalia near Shepparton that produces Demeter milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 777A6D7D767A1F0 link=1294123338/13#13 date=1302653934
    Would a cafe pay $3.80 for a litre of Demeter Whole Milk or $6.80 for 2 litres?
    Last event I did we bought Demeter milk, it was only $2.10 per litre. The two local cafes that use it are paying about $2.20/L.

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    Hi Herbie, yes, I realise Demeter certified milk is all over Australia I was just referring to the one that Demeter have actually branded themselves and yes, it comes from the farm you mentioned near Nathalia/Waiia. Its amazing stuff - i visited the farm a couple of years ago when still in drought - it was amazing in comparison to the barren country around it. Are you milking cows at Deni?

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    Yes jimmys I am milking cows near Deni and have been here doing so for 30 years. My Missuss Dad had a Soldiers Settlement dairy farm at Boorcan and also later one at Barongarook before she married me. I notice you are in the Otways not that far from these places. A total of 50 years knowledge of milking for her. All that time she has drunk unpasteurised milk and she has never had any problems with illness caused by such. Such milk so good and creamy. Now we produce milk for M.G. who market the Barista Milk product.
    Experimenting with and tasting many milks in our coffees is so much fun.
    Enjoy the Demeter milk. The Demeter milk prices I quoted per litre were found on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5A5740505B57320 link=1294123338/16#16 date=1302675589
    The Demeter milk prices* I quoted per litre were found on the internet.
    No worries. The price I got was probably a wholesale and not a retail. I would expect it to be around the $3/L mark retail (although not as high as $3.60/L).
    I dont drink milk so I cannot comment on the flavour. However it textures very very nice.

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    Re: Angus Milk

    Quote Originally Posted by 5A5740505B57320 link=1294123338/13#13 date=1302653934
    Our price at the moment is 47 cents per litre for superb milk.
    (slightly off the Angus topic)

    Seriously? That is all you get for all the capital outlay and huge endless effort?

    Thats nasty, worse when Coke is 4 times the price and Petrol is 3 times the price. Surely a healthy staple should be in the same ball park.

    So what milk do you use by choice?
    ie: do you ever buy milk or do you mostly use your own unpasteurised?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 406F6578010 link=1294123338/18#18 date=1302678984
    Thats nasty, worse when Coke is 4 times the price and Petrol is 3 times the price.
    Is that farm gate prices for those products though Andy? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6A454F522B0 link=1294123338/18#18 date=1302678984
    Thats nasty, worse when Coke is 4 times the price and Petrol is 3 times the price.
    I was standing in the queue at woolworths this morning getting a bottle of water (600mL) for $2.40, and looked over at the $2 milk for 2L. Made me sad.

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    I wish we had access to more products where the producers are treated fairly. Farmers markets do this really well. How good would it be if there was a way to easily buy great milk direct and pay the producer? CS milk anyone?

    There is no way Ill buy the cheap stuff like $1/L milk from the biggies as their motivation is pretty obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 636E7969626E0B0 link=1294123338/16#16 date=1302675589
    Yes jimmys I am milking cows near Deni and have been here doing so for 30 years. My Missuss Dad had a Soldiers Settlement dairy farm at Boorcan and also later one at Barongarook before she married me. I notice you are in the Otways not that far from these places.* *A total of 50 years knowledge of milking* for her. All that time she has drunk unpasteurised milk and she has never had any problems with illness caused by such.* Such milk so good and creamy. Now we* produce milk for M.G. who market the Barista Milk product.
    Experimenting with and tasting many milks in our coffees* is so much fun.
    Enjoy the Demeter milk. The Demeter milk prices* I quoted per litre were found on the internet.
    Hi Herbie, I grew up on a dairy farm in Ardmona near Shepparton - recently moved to a farm near Forrest. raising organic (and later BD when I get time) beef to sell directly to punters. I notice you have an Otto - hows it going? I recently got one - still trying to get good milk texturing.



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