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“Tale of two calves — one raised on raw milk and the other on pasteurized” story attracting a fresh resurgence of interest

From the stats page of the Bovine blog

A Tale of Two Calves, the report on an experiment carried out over several months at Glencolton farms, raising one calf on raw milk and the other on store-bought pasteurized milk has quite justifiably been the all-time most popular post on the Bovine blog, with a total tally of something over 17,000 hits.

Although it was published back in June of last year, the story has recently been attracting major interest, accounting for something like 1000 hits a day over the past two days. Somebody out there noticed it, and spread the word to their friends. Thank you to whoever that was! Continue reading


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Two years, 1,279 posts, 400,000 hits

It’s time for another Bovine milestone post as we passed the 2 year mark earlier this month, and also crossed the 400,000 hit readership threshold.

Hits per day -- the peak at the right of the graph correlates with recent developments in B.C.

This is the 1,279th post so far on The Bovine. Stay tuned for still more exciting developments in the days and weeks to come. For instance, Michael Schmidt will be traveling to B.C. later this month to attend to Home on the Range matters.

And the latest word regarding the Province’s appeal of the January 2010 acquittal is that it will take place in February of 2011 — that’s according to Michael’s lawyer, Karen Selick.

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Download full text of the judge’s Jan. 21, 2010 decision in “Regina v. Schmidt”

Please note that this is a large file (28.4 Mb) as it is 41 pages of image scans. Be prepared for some heavy duty legal reading. Download that file here — look for the green box.

In case you’ve missed the story so far, Michael Schmidt was acquitted on all 19 charges, and the judge ruled that cowshares are outside the jurisdiction of regulators. So this is a significant ruling that could open the door to more cowshare farmers making raw milk available to more people.

It was a record breaking day yesterday on the Bovine with 2,510 hits, which surpassed our previous maximum by a good measure. Below is a screen grab from our stats page:

Traffic report on the Bovine for Jan. 21, 2010. This was a little before the end of the day.


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650 posts, 150,000 hits, 13 months

Sometime in the past couple days, the Bovine passed the 150,000 visitor mark and posted its 650th post. A big Bovine thank you to our many readers and writers who’ve helped make all this happen!

Graph of daily traffic on the Bovine from a couple days ago

Graph of daily traffic on the Bovine from a couple days ago

Just for fun, we thought we’d post some of the search terms people have used to find us on the web through search engines like Google (in approximate order of popularity):

Some of the most popular search terms of all time:

Manna Storehouse Raid — our most popular story ever, 2000 hits in one day

Josie Maran Milk

Michael Schmidt raw milk

A1 A2 milk

Some popular search terms from the past month:

Swine Flu

Milk Protein Concentrate

Zinniker Farm Continue reading

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Traffic Report — it’s busy on the Bovine

Traffic has been up to roughly twice it’s normal level over the past week due to intense interest in raw milk issues generated by Michael Schmidt’s trial in Newmarket court. That trial is scheduled to end today, although a verdict may not be announced until a later date. Here is a chart of unique “hits” on the Bovine blog over the past several days:

Clearly, traffic has been up in recent days on the Bovine!

Clearly, traffic has been up in recent days on the Bovine!

Heres a listing of yesterdays most popular posts from the Bovine stats control panel page

Here's a listing of yesterday's most popular posts from the Bovine stats control panel page

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