In the name of economic development, it has become common in this age of kaliyuga to indulge in adharmic practices that takes them away from the natural and saatvik life style, and in this process we as a nation haven’t even left cows and its progeny as a part of this destructive approach.
Due to vested interest and long term plan to turn India into a desert, improper government policies in the late 1970s, greed of individuals and misplaced interest, we as a country started loosing and in fact has already majorly lost one of our most valuable asset – “The Native Cows”, and now we have come to a point where many of our native breed cows have become extinct and just handful are only left.
Whats big about it? Why so much focus on native cows? Why should we care about native cows when we have more than 198 million cows in India and have sufficient milk yield to feed our huge population!! Its our basic responsibility to understand the difference between Indian native cows and cross-breed cows (Indian-western country breed cows)
In general, native breed cows of Tamil Nadu are low milk yielding ones, but their produce is highly healthy. Since most of the cow farms are mainly focused on the income from selling milk, they host cross-breed cows, and as a result, the low yielding native cows are mostly abandoned or not properly taken care of or sent to slaughter houses. Even, most of the Goshalas, adopt cross breed cows for self sustenance. As a result, our native breeds, particularly Tamil Nadu breeds, are getting neglected.
The protection of native cows and her progeny, and the purity of her breeds is our duty.
- Native cows are highly immune compared to exotic cross-breed cows
- Milk produced by native cows are of A2 type which is highly nutritious compared to harmful A1 milk produced by cross-breeds
- By-products from native cows has many medicinal values
- Native cows are the ones to be used for gopooja
- Yagnas & Homas must be done using ghee extracted from native cows’ milk
- Male native cows (Ox) can be employed in tilling land and to pull carts
- Indian bulls are capable of hard labor and for longer hours unlike exotic cows