Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Government mulls buying old cows and give loans at 6 per cent interest to farmers

The Government is considering buying old cows from farmers who cannot afford to care for them, Animal Husbandry Minister Revu Naik Belamagi said here on Tuesday. “Poor farmers tend to sell old cows to slaughterhouses after they stop giving milk. They find it costly to keep cows and bulls after they get old and are no longer useful. READ FULL