Goat Milk, Cow Milk, Sheep Milk: What Are the Differences?

We are told from an early age to drink our milk because it will help us grow up strong. However, when most of us hear “drink your milk,” we immediately think of cow’s milk. In the United States, milk from cows is by far the most popular type of milk, mostly due to marketing, government oversight, and the plain fact that cows are typically more docile and easy to manage than other milk-producing animals.

Cow’s milk is the most commercially available type of milk, which usually means it’s the least expensive—even with the product’s price being heavily regulated by government entities. However, just because it’s the most popular type of milk in North America does not mean it’s the best. In fact, many people cannot even tolerate the lactose in cow’s milk or suffer from a milk allergy. Sheep and goat’s milk are different in fundamental ways from cow’s milk and are also becoming more widely available—both in stores and online—and can often be a better choice.

So what are the real differences between cow, sheep, and goat’s milk, and what’s the best choice for you and your family? Here’s everything you need to know about these three kinds of milk and how to choose. Continue reading “Goat Milk, Cow Milk, Sheep Milk: What Are the Differences?”