Photos: Small dairy farmer touts raw milk trade

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Sierra Majors leads one of her milk cows, "Bessie," at her home near Melville. Majors hopes to get a bill through the La. legislature that would allow farmers to sell raw, unpasteurized milk directly to consumers.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Sierra Majors' raw milk products, clockwise from bottom left, goat cheese, cream, milk and fresh butter, are seen at her home near Melville.

  • Advocate staff photo by MARK BALLARD -- State Reps. Stephen J. Ortego, D-Carencro, left, and Mike Danahay, D-Sulphur, are sponsoring legislation that would allow farmers to sell raw, unpasteurized milk.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Sierra Majors with one of her milk cows, "Bessie," at her home near Melville.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Some of the week-old baby goats Sierra Majors raises for milk at her home near Melville. Majors hopes to get a bill through the La. legislature that would allow farmers to sell raw, unpasteurized milk directly to consumers.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Sierra Majors holds one of her baby goats while her son River Majors, 2, pets it at her farm near Melville. Majors hopes to get a bill through the La. legislature that would allow farmers to sell raw, unpasteurized milk directly to consumers.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Remi Goutro, 4; Lily Majors, 5; River Majors, 2; Levi Goutro, 2; and Hunter Goutro, 7, enjoy cookies with cold glasses of fresh raw milk at Sierra Majors' farm near Melville. Majors hopes to get a bill through the state legislature that would allow farmers to sell raw, unpasteurized milk directly to consumers.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Sierra Majors holds her son River, 2, as they stand on the bank of the Atchafalaya River at her home near Melville. Majors hopes to get a bill through the Louisiana legislature that would allow farmers to sell raw, unpasteurized milk directly to consumers.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Sierra Majors holds her son River, 2, as they check out their goats on the bank of the Atchafalaya River at her home near Melville. Majors hopes to get a bill through the Louisiana legislature that would allow farmers to sell raw, unpasteurized milk directly to consumers. The family raises goats and cows for milk and also raise chickens, guineas and turkeys.