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…

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Is Kerala repeating Cuba’s path of farming?

Locall Anjarakandy river

Kerala and Cuba has undergone tremendous social reforms. They also have a lot of things in similar be it foot ball, tourism (tourism is one of the main sources of income in kerala and cuba), politics(Communist Party has high influence). It reminds me of a Malayalam movie by sreenivasan Arabikatha. Actor Srinivasan’s name in the movie is “cuba Mukundan”. He has great respect for cuba and its leaders. In the movie Mukundan…

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Toddy Kerala’s Backyard Beverage

fresh toddy served from mud vessel

Toddy – Kerala’s Backyard Beverage Kallu (Toddy) as we call it in South India “Mula pal kainechto kola pal”. This line means after mother’s milk its coconut flower milk. Once upon a time in Kerala kids were given fresh toddy or un-fermented toddy, when they are ready for external feeding after breast feeding. It is one of the super food. Kerala governments law for extracting kallu and selling was restricted in…

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Effective Application of Ash in Rural and Farmers Life

mud vessel, coconut husk, dried and fresh dung to create smoke

Ash plays a vital role in every farmers or rural house hold. There are numerous benefits of ash. Ash has been replaced by Potash and potassium in our era. During ancient times potash was derived by mixing wood ash with water in a iron pot and evaporating the water for a white end product know as potash, so ash derived from pot(pot-ash). End product is a chemical, which is used for cleaning…

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Cattle Trafficking to Kerala – Beef’s own Country

Truckload of Indigenous Indian Cows

If you feel this article is misleading or against any community. Then you should propound why ancient Indians gave so much importance to cows and no other animals, not even the popular buffalo? Because no other ruminant can help humans in agrarian activity as cows. It can also produce milk and fertilize soil. Definitely they are the survivors of human kind. Buffalo ox can pull cart loads of weight but…

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