Silage Cattle Feed: The feeding practices adopted by cattle farmers greatly impact the animals’ capacity for milk production and consequently, the profitability of dairy farming. Most farmers struggle with cultivating the right quantity and quality of fodder. Typically, dairy farmers follow the daily cut-and-carry system, wherein the required quantity of fodder is harvested on a daily basis, chaffed and then Continue Reading
The Centre’s ambitious scientific initiative SVAROP — aimed at validating research on cow-derivatives, including urine, and their benefits — has not made any headway even after two years as four of the five Ministries have not sanctioned funds, the convenor of the mission said. V. K. Vijay, head of the Centre for Rural Development and Technology, IIT-Delhi, and the convenor Continue Reading
Kolkata: The election machinery of Narendra Modi and the BJP has made a campaign plank of cow protection, but hundreds of bovine animals saved from smugglers face death and disease on the India-Bangladesh border in the absence of proper upkeep. The cattle heads were seized by the Border Security Force (BSF), which guards the international border, when they were allegedly Continue Reading
Kasaragod Breed The Kasaragod breed gets its name from the area where it is reared predominantly. Kasaragod is the northernmost district of Kerala bestowed with vast coastal area in the west, plains in the South and hills in North. The local breed Kasaragod are of the dwarf type, with a uniform coat black colour and varied shades of red.