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Old 02-10-2019, 04:50 PM   #11
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How come your butter is so pale, ours is quite yellow.

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Butter isn't naturally yellow — its color is dependent on the feed of the cows from whose milk the butterfat comes. Often commercial butter is dyed yellow because of this.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:00 PM   #12
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We made butter in the classroom using the jar shaking method. The teacher got it started then each child around the circle got to do 20 shakes as the jar traveled around twice (18 kids, 2 adults). He poured out the liquid and stirred in some salt and we served it to the kids on crackers. They loved it!
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:04 PM   #13
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Butter isn't naturally yellow its color is dependent on the feed of the cows from whose milk the butterfat comes. Often commercial butter is dyed yellow because of this.
Our cows and sheep are pasture fed, not grain fed as I believe you guys have. I'm picking the natural feed gives a yellow colour. I will look into,this.

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Our cows and sheep are pasture fed, not grain fed as I believe you guys have. I'm picking the natural feed gives a yellow colour. I will look into,this.

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If they are pasture fed year 'round, then that would explain it. In many places the butter is yellow in summer and pale yellow in winter when the cows are eating the hay from storage.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:13 PM   #15
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Our cows and sheep are pasture fed, not grain fed as I believe you guys have. I'm picking the natural feed gives a yellow colour. I will look into,this.

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You're on the right track Russ. This is velly interesting..
https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/...butter-yellow/
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:13 PM   #16
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When I had the 4-H kids and I worked the Fair, the kids that had cows for showing and selling, each had to make butter once from any one of their cows. It was a requirement if they wanted to show their animal. The butter was blocked, wrapped and put in the cooler for the public to buy. For the most part, since their diet during the time they were held at the Fair, was hay, it was very pale yellow. Of course the buying public always questioned the color. But once it was explained, they were satisfied and would make the purchase. Fresh from the cow!
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:38 PM   #17
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This is my butter

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You can see how yellow it is. I believe we are one of the top exporters of dairy in the world. We love butter!!!

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Old 02-10-2019, 06:43 PM   #19
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Russ, Is the butter there like the so called Euro-butter, with more fat (therefore, more flavor)? The standard water content of American butter is about 20%. And do they sour the cream slightly, before churning the butter? Another thing that increases the flavor of the butter.
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I just whipped 35% cream until it became butter..about 20 minutes on high speed..


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