Monday, 22 August 2016

Village vignettes - naatu cows.

Naatu cows are herded in large groups of hundreds to the forest. Their yield is low, about 2 litres, but their maintainance is very low as they graze in the day and need no feeding at night. Their resistance is high, and they rarely fall ill. Their milk, as per village lore, is far superior.
These have got phased out over 30 years. Our village has only hybrid cows. It was a joy to see this herd going to the Tirupathi forest on our way to Tirupathi yesterday.
When sanity prevails, and economics and profits cease to be the sole factor in life, these may return into Indian lives.

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