Monday, June 26, 2006
RAJASTHAN GAU SEWA SANGH, DURGAPURA, Jaipur
The Gaushala has 100 pure improved Tharparkar cattle, and follow pure-breeding. Tharparkar bulls are maintained for pure breeding. Cow milk, Panchgavya medicines and Vermi-compost are prepared and sold.
NAMDHARI GAUSHALA, SRI JIWAN NAGAR Sirsa Haryana
Pure Sahiwal cattle (140) are maintained in SriJeewan Nagar Gaushala, animals are tattooed, pedigree and performance recording is done, peak yield is 21 kg; all the cows yield 12 kg or more; they follow organic farming. This Gaushala is represents one of the few pure Sahiwal herds in the country.
SIDHPUR MAHAJAN PANJRAPOLE, SIDHPUR (Gujarat)
With 200 pure Kankrej cows, this Gaushala is producing and distributing young males in the surrounding villages. AI is followed, pedigree and performance recording is maintained. Gaushala is under consultancy of a retired scientist (Dr. A S Dave).
PATHMEDA GAUSHALA, Rajasthan
This Gaushala has more than 12,000 cows of which 7,000 are pure Kankrej (alongwith a small number of about 500 local ‘Sanchori’ cows). Desi ghee is prepared and sold in tins. Panchgavya medicines are also prepared. Good quality young males are made available to farmers in the surrounding villages for breeding purpose.
RASHTRIYA GAUSHALA, DHAROULI (Jind)
In this Gaushala, the model of ‘twin Gaushalas’ has been followed whereby one Gaushala is kept mainly for ‘jeevdaya’ (panjrapole) purpose and the other for breed improvement. Hariana purebred cows numbering more than 500 are maintained for the production of young Hariana bulls. Cows are selected based on milk yield. Peak daily yield in cows has been recorded as 22 kg.
SRI GOPAL KRISHAN GAUSHALA KURUKSHETRA
This Gaushala has undertaken improvement of indigenous cattle (Rathi and Sahiwal) in a planned manner. Convinced that the indigenous are superior to crossbreds after their two-decade long experience with crossbreeding, now the management is using semen of Sahiwal on the crossbreds to raise the percentage of indigenous breed and slowly convert the crossbreds to indigenous types.
GODHAN GAUSHALA, RADHANPUR (Gujarat)
The Gaushala was under the consultancy of a retired scientist (Dr. A S Dave), who, in 1999 bifurcated the Gaushala into two parts - an ‘improvement herd’ and the remaining ‘Panjrapole herd’. The management undertook a Kankrej improvement programme by maintaining pedigree and performance records. This Gaushala is one good example of effective use of AI. In 2005 the daily peak yield was recorded as 12 kg and lactation yield as 2500 kg. The Gaushala with more than 500 pure Kankrej cows has produced young calves from elite cows and put them to use for breeding in the surrounding villages.
SRI GOBIND GAUSHALA GORAKHPUR
Using innovative chemical and cryogenic systems, this Gaushala has successfully separated methane from gobar gas and also bottled it in cylinder for successful use in car and auto. The separated CO2 has also been compressed and liquefied for sale. These inventive methods have helped the Gaushala meet local energy requirements and have, in general, raised output from livestock by value addition in their by-products. The Gaushala itself generates all of its energy-requirements by in-house means and has gained the extraordinary distinction of not consuming any energy (electrical or other) in the Gaushala which is taken from outside the Gaushala.
KANPUR GAUSHALA SOCIETY, Kanpur (UP)
In this Gaushala, bulls have been put to use for lifting of ground water, chaff-cutting, use in bull-driven-tractor, for generating electricity and also for ‘charging’ an inverter. The Gaushala is working for enhanced utilization of bulls for rural activities which raises the demand and value of bulls. This would automatically help in conservation of indigenous cattle. In addition, the Gaushala has innovatively developed several panchgavya medicines based on cow-urine from indigenous cattle breeds.