Traditional Knowledge on Identifying the Perfect Cow

Bull arching backbone while excreting

Cattle breeding, as a science, was well accepted by our ancestors. They had evolved a checklist of traits to look for in bulls and cows when selecting for breeding. Below is a short checklist I prepared from my experience. Although, I must caution that despite all your best efforts, luck and imperceptible issues in cows could derail your best laid plans. Besides, the pool of cows to select from has…

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Can (Gomutra) Indian Holy Cow’s urine Really Cure Cancer? will it really Benefit my Health?

Urine, be it of any living being, consists of waste products. Cow’s urine as well. The major constituents of cow’s urine are water, urea and minerals. Urea, the chemical from which the word urine is derived, is toxic when in human blood. Drinking urine is safe since urea is not immediately absorbed into the bloodstream. However, precautions such as collecting urine in a sterile container and consuming within 2 minutes…

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The Cock and Bull Story of Kerala’s Cattle-Development Policy – Part 1

Men are generally more troublesome than women. Males are more prone to aggression, boisterousness, crime and violence. They are also more difficult to control. Men also tend to eat/consume more than women and as such are more expensive to maintain. Putting these facts together and adding on the cost-benefit analysis too, it will be safe to assume that men drain the exchequer. In the current scenario of food shortage and…

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The cock and bull story of Kerala’s cattle-development policy – Part 2

Matured kasargod dwarf bull with small horns. Single black uniform color

This article is continuation of The cock and bull story of Kerala’s cattle-development policy Brazil has turned to the traditional Indian way of cattle rearing, after a lot of research. 80% of their cattle comprise of Indian Breeds. They also favour natural breeding using bulls, let cattle graze instead of stall feeding ,as this found to be the most effective way of rearing. Vechur Cows contaminated with Jersey and Swiss Brown…

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Should I buy a Indian Cow or a Modern High Milk yielding Dairy Cow

Kasaragod Dwarf average size udder

Are Modern Dairy Cows Really Profitable and Sustainable Before I start just wanted to share a understanding. most Indians are generally smaller than western people because of climatic condition(cooler climate makes things big). Click here to just read on Milk So it is believed many years back some cows migrated to western parts of world. So they may be good there. but in India they are useless and non sustainable. The…

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Why you should avoid A1 Milk of Western breeds and Hybrid Cows

3 months old kasargod bull with visible hump

A recent study comparing Beta casein protein prevalence in Milk in different cattle breeds across the world revealed that indigenous Indian cow, buffalo, goat breeds produce A2 Beta casein Proteins, whereas the breeds which are mostly prevalent in Europe, Australia and the Americas carry genes that produce A1 Beta casein proteins in their Milk. Beta Casein in Hybrid and Genetically Modified Cows The question arises, “What is beta Casein and…

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