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A family’s love for indigenous breeds of cattle

23 head of cattle are being reared in a farm house near Udupi Three generations of a family have been conserving and breeding indigenous breeds of cattle here. The family has 23 head of cattle of Gir, Sahiwal, Red Sindhi, and Ongole breeds at Uppinakote village, about 18 km from Udupi. They are being reared in the farm house of 36-year-old Mohammed Irshad Abideen. His younger brothers, Naushad Ahmed, Mumshad Alam, and Sheik Mudassar, are supporting him in running the farm house. Explaining their love for native breeds of cattle, Mr. Abideen said his grandfather Hanif Shah Saheb used to rear Malnad Gidda. His father, Jainulla Abideen, who used to rear Jersey and HF breeds for some time, later shifted to Malnad Gidda, Punganur, and Sahiwal breeds. Mr. Abideen was engaged in helping his father ever since he completed his second year pre-university course. However, the family’s interest in indigenous cattle took a leap when Mr. Ahmed, who works as an engineer in Saudi Arabia, had gone…

Lack of grazing grounds could halt rise in Toda buffalo population in the Nilgiris

TAMIL NADU Lack of grazing grounds could halt rise in Toda buffalo population in the Nilgiris Rohan Premkumar UDHAGAMANDALAM, April 25, 2019 00:00 IST Updated: April 25, 2019 04:20 IST Share Article PRINT A A A Vanishing grasslands :Toda buffaloes grazing at Thalaikundah near Udhagamandalam.M . SathyamoorthyM_ Sathyamoorthy Vanishing grasslands :Toda buffaloes grazing at Thalaikundah near Udhagamandalam.M . SathyamoorthyM_ Sathyamoorthy Wattle and pine trees have spread over much of the grasslands The population of the Toda buffalo at Muthanadu Mund near Udhagamandalam, which saw a slight rebound in the last few years, is being limited due to a lack of grazing grounds for the herd, local Toda residents said. Members of the tribe residing in the village, which is known as the “Motherland of the Todas” due to its importance in Toda culture, told The Hindu that the population of the buffaloes had seen a slight increase over the last few years to around 70 heads, from …

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Bargur buffaloes from Tamil Nadu's Erode recognised as specific breed

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காவிரி கரையோர கிராமங்களில் தீவன தட்டுப்பாடு : ஆலம்பாடி இன மாடுகள் அழிந்து போகும் அபாயம்

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This is the news about a indigenous Alambadi Cattle which lives in Cauvery river bank in the verge of extinction due to fodder shortage.....


காவிரி கரையோர கிராமங்களில் தீவன தட்டுப்பாடு : ஆலம்பாடி இன மாடுகள் அழிந்து போகும் அபாயம்
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மேட்டூர்: காவிரி வறண்டு வருவதால், கால்நடைகளுக்கு தீவன தட்டுப்பாடு அபாயம் ஏற்பட்டுள்ளது. இதனால், ஆலம்பாடி இன மாடுகள் முற்றிலும் அழிந்து போகும் நிலை உருவாகியுள்ளது. தமிழகத்திற்கு உரிய நீரை கர்நாடகம் வழங்காததாலும், போதிய மழை பெய்யாததாலும் கடந்த ஆண்டு, காவிரி வறண்டு போனது. இதனால் பண்ணவாடி, கோட்டையூர், செட்டிப்பட்டி பரிசல் துறைகளில் காவிரியை மோட்டார் படகிலும், பரிசலிலும் கடந்து சென்ற நிலை மாறி இருசக்கர வாகனங்களிலும், டெம்போக்களிலும் மக்கள் கடந்து செல்லும் நிலை ஏற்பட்டது. பரந்து விரிந்த காவிரி வறண்ட நிலையில் நடந்து சென்றும் கடந்தனர். மேட்டூர் அணை வரலாற்றில், காவிரியை வாகனத்தில் கடந்து சென்ற நிலை கடந்த ஆண்டு தான் ஏற்பட்டது. குடிநீருக்கு கடும் தட்டுப்பாடு ஏற்பட்டதோடு, கால்நடைகளுக்கு தண்ணீர் மற்றும் தீவன தட்டுப்பாடு ஏற்பட்டு செத்து மடிந்த…

Mela serves as eye-opener on dwindling Kangayam cattle population

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This year, nearly 14,700 Kangayam cattle, which include 3,400 cows and remaining bulls/ oxen/ calves, were traded at the fair. Dwindling population and sale of genetically pure Kangayam cattle are becoming a cause for worry. —Photo: R. VIMAL KUMAR The 1,000-odd years old cattle mela at Kannapuram, near Kangayam, featuring genetically pure Kangayam cattle, which came to a close this week, is yet another wake up call for the different stakeholders to reformulate the strategies to save the breed from extinction. This year, nearly 14,700 Kangayam cattle, which include 3,400 cows and remaining bulls/ oxen/ calves, were traded at the fair. “It is a bit disappointing to hear the figures as nearly 1,00,000 cattle used to be traded about 15 years ago at this same event. It shows that the breeding has come down. However, a good sign is that the farmers who brought the cattle got prices as high as Rs. 1.37 lakh for a pair of oxen showing that the breed still has the potential to fetch…

An app to conserve Kangeyam cattle

In an effort to protect native breeds of cattle, especially the Kangeyam cattle known to be an asset of the Chera dynasty, a mobile application, Konga Madu , was launched in the city on Saturday. Konga Gosalai and Shri Sakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology have come up with this app, aimed at providing the required information to farmers possessing Kangeyam bulls and cows. The app was launched by H. Raja, national secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, at a function held at the college.
According to the organisers, KongaDesam or Chera kingdom has been producing the best breeds of Indian Zebu cattle (bos indicus) and is well documented in Tamil Sangam literature. The recent archaeological excavations at Porunthai and numismatic evidence from Amaravathi river in Karur corroborate the Sangam texts in confirming the cattle propagation during the time of the Chera kingdom. After the advent of exotic breeds such as Jersey to augment milk production, native breeds have …