Leon the Milkman

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Holstein-Friesian 2

Hi, Cow Fans

Though the parent stock has been kept pure, many off-shoots and modificationshave taken place in surrounding countries; thus, modified Holland cattle are to be found in various parts of Belgium, Germany and France.  This blood contributed to the development of the early Teeswater cattle, now known as Durham or Shorthorns, as well as having also furnished foundation for much improvement effected of late years in Russia.  This breed is believed also to have been used to some extent in establishing the Ayrshire breed.

Till tomorrow,

Leon the Milkman

p.s. Drink you milk!


Hi, Cow Fans

For the next few days we will be discussing the Holstein Cow.

This breed is one of the oldest, of either beef or dairy animals in America.  It had its beginnings in the Netherlands, mainly in the North-East province, Friesland, and is unquestionably the same which made the Hollanders famous throughout the civilized world more than a thousand years ago.  Even back during the flourishing days of the old Roman Empire, large, black and white oxen, and cheese were continually being sent from the regions now known as the Netherlands.  A race of cattle with many of the present characteristics of the Holstein-Friesians doubtless were being maintained practically pure fully 20000 years ago and Holland has remained famous as a dairy centre during the centuries since. 

Till tomorrow,

Leon the Milkman

They’re talking about me!

Hi, Cheese Fans

Here is an interview where I get mentioned, because I kind of introduced these two lovely people 😉

Hope you guys like the pic, hehe

You can find Nadia at http://www.cheesaholics.blogs.com/ and Chuck and Cindy can be found at www.zimmcomm.biz and www.agwired.com.


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Makes you want to drink milk, hey!

Soft Feta

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Hey – drink milk!

Acidifying feta brine

Hi, Cheese fans

Most of the Feta brine recipes I have seen use citric acid to acidify the brine, but you can use any other household acid :-)  , well like vinegar.

The first time I used the vinegar I thought that it would give a taste to the feta, but it did not – maybe you are more sensitive to the taste.

Also remember to test the acidity of the brine – if it is too alkaline your feta will dissolve in time.  I use methyl red indicator to test the acidity.  If it turns pink it is acid enough and if it turns yellow, you need more acid.

Drink your milk and eat your cheese 😉

Leon the Milkman

Holstein Cows

Hi, Fans

Here is a picture of Holstein cows waiting to be milked.

Remember to drink you milk.

Leon the Milkman

My beautiful wife!

Hi, Fans

Well I have to show you my beautiful partner for the night(and every night) as well..

Love you, Elaine xx

Agri-Expo’s 175th Birthday!


I was one of a select group of guests ;-) invited to celebrate the 175th Birthday of the Cape of Good Hope Agricultural Society at the Cape Town International Conference Centrum.

Happy Birthday!

Leon the Milkman

Enzymes in milk

Hi, Milk Fans

Milk contains a number of enzymes, that include lipase, protease, alkaline phosphatase, acid phosphatase, esterase, xanthine oxidase, lactoperoxidase, catalase, aldolase and lysozyme.

Remember to drink your milk,

Leon the Milkman

Link to Meetse-Tech Labs

Hi, Milk Fans

I have just linked to www.meetse.co.za, the home of Meetse-Tech Labs in South Africa.  They are a lab specialising in dairy, water and soil analysis near Benoni, South Africa.  They also import fine Funke Gerber dairy science equipment.

Check them out while you are drinking your milk,

Leon the Milkman

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