Pasteurization destroys all the enzymes that help to digest raw milk and promote health.
– A tale of two calves — one calf was fed on raw milk, the other on pasteurized (The Bovine, June 4, 2010):
Here are the preliminary results (June 3), as reported by Michael Schmidt:
To understand the results of our raw milk experiment it is important to tolerate the so called scientific demands. That means in order to get accepted and being taken seriously by the scientific establishment you need to have 100 or 200 or 300 or may be even 1000 calves to make a scientific valid point .However the simple fact that the so called experts have not yet entered into a joint research project as proposed by me already in 1994 has given me even a greater confidence that the results we have seen with these two calves are credible and significant. They are in fact supporting the findings of Pottenger’s cat study, which as well has been ignored and ridiculed.
The experiment was costing us over 5000 dollars just in milk. This is a significant amount for us, since we did not get any support from corporate sponsors.
The weight of the two calves was basically equal at the beginning of the feeding trial.
At the end the raw milk calf weight 200 kg and the pasteurized milk calf weight 115 kg.
They gained weight almost equally for about 8 weeks and then the pasteurized milk calf started falling back.