Category Archives: Cattle

When Chameli Died, and Was Born Again

It was devastating news, in the early morning of 2 May. A shaky voiced Sattar was on the line,  Chameli had just died. She was a beautiful Sahiwal, partly cross bred as purity in Indian breeds is now only in the history … Continue reading

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Desi Cows – on the route to extinction ?

Jay Mazoomdar wrote an impassioned cover story in Tehelka on the Indian cow recently – http://www.tehelka.com/the-desi-cow-almost-extinct/ – this has valueable knowledge for the lay reader interested in learning how India is throwing away its cattle heritage developed over many millenia. We … Continue reading

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