I’m only halfway through the post, but have to make an early comment (because I forget stuff).
We have a raw milk share here in CO. It would be worth looking up both raw milk and grass-fed farms. Ours is both. Of course there is also the hormone issue, but I don’t know if any grass-fed farms that use ANY hormones (and I’m sure that’s something of which you’re already aware.)
Pasteurization is wild. I’m no longer a fan of it. Sorry you had to give up veganism for the trip, but VERY glad it’s happening in a way that’s not upsetting your body.
Ok, back to reading! 😀