The Weston A. Price Foundation is a wealth of information answering the "Why? question. But to summarize the answer briefly, let's use this quote directly from them:
"Dr. Price’s research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats."
And to address the questions of safety, and health benefits, read their article, "FRESH, UNPROCESSED (RAW) WHOLE MILK: SAFETY, HEALTH AND ECONOMIC ISSUES," which states, "Raw milk is the ONLY food that has extensive built-in safety mechanisms and numerous components to create a healthy immune system."
The challenges currently being faced by small, local food producers is addressed in their article entitled, "NO PLACE AT THE FOOD SAFETY TABLE FOR LOCAL PRODUCERS."
The bottom line, to challenge the direction that food production authorities are advancing, is summed up as the last paragraph of that article:
"The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) has started a campaign to encourage its members to spend at least 50% of their food dollar purchasing raw dairy, meat, poultry, eggs, and produce direct from local farmers and artisans. For improved public health and the viability of producers in the local food system, buying more food directly from local producers is a critical step for consumers to take."
Consider The Brown Swiss Dairy Cow
Brown Swiss are reported to be among the oldest of the dairy cows. This docile breed was brought from Switzerland in the late 1800's to the USA where they found, among other places, a home in the famous cheese-producing areas of Wisconsin. Brown Swiss cows have milk with high components, and a fat-to-protein ratio that is ideal for making cheese.
Fortunately, here in north central Texas, we have a licensed (#H4815-09), Brown Swiss raw milk dairy. Bo-Tex Brown Swiss Dairy is a small family operation, with 10 cows that produce volumes of milk--nutritious, rich, whole milk. Their cattle are fed grain, grass, and quality hay. For more information, and to place an order for milk, contact:
Samantha Brogden @ 972-743-7490 (OR Cleve @ 214-533-4340, OR Susan @ 972-743-3730)
Bo-Tex Brown Swiss Dairy
4802 FM 877 (aka Howard Road)
When you call, please tell them P.O.P. Acres says, "Hello!" Their milk is wonderful!