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…


Why you should not buy a vechur dwarf cow

Indian Cow tail almost touching the ground

What makes vechur cow so special? 1) This is the first endemic cattle of Kerala registered with (ICAR) Indian Council of Agricultural Research 2) By 1970’s less than 100 cows were left, so it was in the extinct list, Normally when this happens people are ready to pay a hefty amount to keep the specimen of the species. 3) They are very small in size, docile and adorable. If you…