Beltangady: Love for indigenous Gir cow breed - Youth overlooks lucrative career


Daijiworld Media Network - Beltangady (SP)

Beltangady, Mar 6: A chemical engineer, instead of pursuing a high paying job, has resorted to undertaking dairying because of his love for indigenous breeds of cows. Abhinandan from Kajebail, Gampadakody in Indabettu village, who asserts that there is a need to get rid of poisonous food and seek quality food without any contamination, has resorted to dairying. He raises an indigenous Gir breed of cows.

Abhinandan, son of retired professor Annappa Gowda and Anasuya, completed his education at SDM College, Ujire and secured a chemical engineering degree from Bengaluru. He worked for eight years in different companies. As he disliked the type of food and lifestyle in the city, Abhinandan, after holding discussions with friends and parents, made up his mind to follow organic dairying. After deciding to undertake dairying, he contacted scientists of the National Dairy Research Institute at Adugodi and got their advice before starting dairying activity.

Abhinandan started his dairying by acquiring Gir cows in his five-acre land at a cost of about Rs 15 lac. Out of nine varieties of Gir cows, he produces milk from about 10 Gir breeds of cows having a unique bloodline. He has 10 cows, a bull, and five calves. Six of the cows are lactating and the others are approaching pregnancy.

He provides nine kinds of foods to the cattle by ensuring the correct balance of fat, fibre etc. Gir cow milk is treated as white gold in Ayurveda, This milk is believed to be rich in medicinal values. Abhinandan gets about 50 to 60 litres of milk per day. Gir milk is sold at Rs 90 per litre and its ghee costs Rs 2,990 a litre. Abhinandan also plans to market buttermilk and other products soon. In the coming days, he plans to mechanise the entire operations at his farm.

  

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 08 2021

    The Chinese are happy.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    if farm laws are passed, next ಬನಿಯ ಜನರ ಪಾರ್ಟಿ may bring dairy law, to facilitate ಬನಿಯfication of milk business which is as lucrative to traders (ಬನಿಯ) as agriculture....

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Had this been by a non-hindu person..., the gau rakshak's probably would have attacked...!!! and creating stories.... The statement ....that the Gowda... dislike the urban food.., & resort to organic food...!!!! what does he mean..., breeding cow's for the purpose of food..., does food limited to milk & ghee only or....???? jh jai hind...

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  • Gabriel Lewis, Brahmavar

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Why many Gowdas are living in sullia, puttur, belthangady ? !! These 3 taluks must be annexed with either chikmaglur or Hassan.

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  • Vinod, Mangaluru

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Please maintain standard while commenting. Don't show your stupidity through this forum.

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  • Rems, Mangaluru

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    When educated people turn to farming, our country can become like Israel. Israel's green revolution is mainly because the government there is encouraging educated youngsters to take up agriculture. A farmer in Israel can earn a Ph.D in the subject of his interest while working in his farm. This is the kind of impetus the government is taking in the field of agriculture.

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  • tds, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Satisfactory job is better... Go ahead sir and you will have success in your life

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Why he has not opted to enter politics ? All his ambitions could have been fulfilled within few years.(Name, fame, wealth & Wastha)

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    The flavour of the season is the cow, thanks to BJP's obsession. Meanwhile, gullible youth are squandering a promising career to settle for something that will hard for them to sustain in he long run.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Abhinandan wasted One Engineering Seat ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Jossey S:Mumbai,why ?He can go back to his old profession any time.His studies might help him in this to improve or go further. what one learnt is learnt.Doesnt go waste.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Jossey S:Mumbai,why ?He can go back to his old profession any time.His studies might help him in this to improve or go further. what one learnt is learnt.Doesnt go waste.

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  • Amaze, Karkala

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    This is known as true love for cows... no hullabaloo... No dombarata .. a lesson for fake cow lovers milking for politics of hatred

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Sorry sir. Indigenious breeds like Gir are not conducive to mechanized milking using milking machine & may damage udder since they do jot lower milk. Hand milking best for Gir

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Very inspiring to young and old.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    The Cows look Malnourished ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Why not?It is nowhere written that one should become only Industriell engineer or only doctors.When a job makes one happy and profitable then lets do.All the best.

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