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Is cooking milk with the meat of non-kosher animal species the same problem as cooking milk with the meat of kosher animal species?

In other words: can a Jew cook milk with a non-kosher animal species, such as a pig (and not eat it)? Can a Jew obtain benefit (הנאה) from such mixtures?

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Shulchan Aruch, YD 87:3:

אינו נוהג אלא בבשר בהמה טהורה בחלב בהמה טהורה אבל בשר טהורה בחלב טמאה או בשר טמאה בחלב טהורה מותרים בבישול ובהנאה

"[The prohibition] is only relevant with regards to meat from a kosher animal in milk from a kosher animal, but with regards to meat from a kosher animal in milk from a non-kosher animal or meat from a non-kosher animal in milk from a kosher animal, they are permitted to cook and to derive benefit from."

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Does a non-kosher animal in this context refers to an intrinsically non-kosher animal (בשר טמאה), or even to an intrinsically kosher animal that died or was improperly slaughtered? – Menachem Jul 1 '11 at 18:32
@Menachem, the Hebrew text makes it clear that it's the type of animal that matters. Even if the specific animal being cooked is not Kosher because of how it was slaughtered, if it was a Kosher type of Behemah (eg., cow), then it may not be cooked with milk. The translation could be clarified a bit. – Seth J Nov 21 '12 at 18:32
@Menachem בשר in בשר טמאה is in Semichut (ie it's Bisar (shva/patach) not Bosor (kamatz/kamatz)). The phrase means "meat of an impure [animal]" not "impure meat". – Double AA Jan 14 '15 at 0:35

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