Saturday, March 13, 2021

Country Cows

During the Veedur dam visit in February, we continued to travel on the dam road to catch up with the road that led to Puducherry, encountered a herd of country cows. The dam road takes us through lovely countryside, and before we head out of the dam area, we see a farmer driving the cows for grazing, and we slow down the car for them to move out the way.

The country cow breed is slowly disappearing from the earth, though the awareness to preserve our country species are rising it wasn't much satisfactory. The milk from country cows is unique in taste and has great benefits to health than the imported jersey cows, which is rears for the large quantity of milk production. But I could see a rise in the use of dairy products from country cows lately in Youtube channels, whose domination is high in the current situation or revolution of the Internet brings hope the future will take further into action.


I know it’s not easy to rear cattle or cows from my grandparent's struggle and commitment in taking care of the same when they were involved in the milk business. But without struggle, no changes happen, and we need to fight back to reverse the progress, at least to preserve the leftover for future generations. The world-famous Marina protest or pro-Jallikattu protest is also a part of the struggle to protect the country's cows and bulls since its population is decline.

The revolution of tractors and modern technology drastically turned down the need for cattle but still, the country cows are reared for milk and dairy products.   

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11 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

What a neat sight, seeing the herd of cattle walking down the road.
Pretty views and photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post! Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for the comment on my post.

Anita said...

Ohh beautiful Jeevan!So nice to see from your country!

Wish you a lovely safe weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photos of the country cows and do hope they will evolve and survive ~ Happy Weekend to YOU.

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Tom said...

...they sure look bony!

bill burke said...

I never seen cows walking down the road but I have seen sheep. :) Nice photos, Jeevan and have a wonderful weekend.

Villrose said...

It's a good thing to take care of unique cattle races. Even in my country idealists tries to do so.

Rose said...

This is so interesting...

George said...

I hope your country cattle are preserved. Not all modern changes are improvements.

Yvonne said...

It is sad and alarming that the old is discarded for the new raised unnaturally for the mass production of a product. Food production for the masses has changed much in nature. It's nice to see patches of the old still thriving.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful cows but they do look thin.

L. D. said...

Interesting to see. I hope some farmers keep the breed going.