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How to turn old cows profitable?

    How to solve India’s cattle menace? An average cow has a milking span of only seven years, whereas it has a lifespan of about 18-25 years. This indicates that for a dairy farmer, a cow becomes a burden after the milking span. This burden is highly reflected on Indian roads in the form of stray cattle. In some parts of the country, the cow protection groups take care of these abandoned cattle. Even though they protect them on religious grounds, these cattle are economically a burden for them. This is where cow-based farming shows us that an Indian-origin cow is a profit in every aspect. Let us know how this farming model works!     Crop farmer earns, not a dairy farmer!   An Indian-origin cow is not only about A2 milk, but also the quality of dung and urine they produce. A freely grazed Indian cow’s dung is full of beneficial microbes, which can be augmented by using nutrient supplements like jaggery. With some more additions, this becomes excellent manure for crops. Similarly, co

Eight steps for setting up a profitable piggery business

                       Animal husbandry and livestock sectors are critical for the rural livelihood and economic development of the country. Among the livestock species, the pig finds an important place as it is reared by socio-economically weaker sections of the society. Pig farming in India is one of the lucrative and profitable livestock businesses. Benefits of Pig farming The investment cost is usually low and is mainly focused on buying equipment and building shelter houses.   As compared to other livestock animals, pigs generally grow faster. They have a higher feed-to-meat conversion efficiency. Pig meat is one of the tastiest and nutritious meat. They can convert all types of inedible feeds, forages, certain grains byproducts obtained from mills, damaged feeds, meat byproducts, garbage, etc. into valuable, nutritious, and delicious meat. The ratio of total consumable meat and total body weight is higher in pigs. You can get around 60 to 80 percent of consumable meat fro

Quality Cattle - Assisted Reproduction Technology

The way domestic cattle are used for milk production has been changing during the last decades. New biotechnologies have been created and applied to the cattle industry to increase the efficiency of dairy production systems. Among these technologies are those involved in assisted reproduction.     Assisted reproductive technology (ART) includes medical procedures used primarily to address  infertility . When used to address infertility, ART may also be referred to as fertility treatment.  ART mainly belongs to the field of  reproductive endocrinology and infertility . ART may also be used in  surrogacy  arrangements, although not all surrogacy arrangements involve ART . The ultimate aim of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) is to birth healthy offspring and desired offspring. This subject involves procedures such as Embryo Transfer  (MOET), in vitro fertilization (IVF), cryopreservation  of gametes or embryos,  Sexed Semen Technology, and/or the use of  fertility medi