News of Wednesday, 11th October 2023
Punganur cow in Andhra Pradesh with an average height of 3 to 4 feet and gives 3 liters of milk is on the verge of extinction: the smallest cow in the world
Dr. running Krishnam Gaushala in Kathinada. Efforts to Sustain Cow Breed and Existence by Krishnam Raju
New Delhi: Not only in the metropolitan cities of the country but also in small towns, the trend of keeping dogs is increasing rapidly. Did you know that a two-and-a-half-foot dog-sized cow can give you 3 liters of milk per day with just five kilos of fodder, which is enough for your family’s needs. This Punganur cow breed developed in South India is said to be the smallest cow in the world. Punganur, the world’s smallest cow, is on the verge of extinction. Punganur cow breed is being improved on a large scale in Andhra Pradesh.
A doctor in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh has improved the Punganur cow breed after 14 years of hard work. He has developed a two-and-a-half foot Punganur cow. This cow has been given the miniature name Punganur. The height of the Punganur cow is usually between 3 to 5 feet while the height of the Miniature Punganur cow is up to two and a half feet. Developing this breed developed after caste reform, Krishnam Raju runs a cowshed and is taking Punganur cows to people in different parts of the country.
Punganur, the world’s smallest cow, is 16 to 22 inches tall when born. The Miniature Punganur breed has been developed in such a way that its height is 7 inches to 12 inches. Punganur is a 112 year old breed of cow while Miniature Punganur was developed in the year 2019.
The real Punganur was born in the Vedic period during the time of Visishtha and sage Vishwamitra. The height of Punganur cow increased with climate change and change of place. Earlier the height of Punganur was 2.5 to 3 feet which was called Brahma caste. Doctors said that currently only 32 breeds of cows are left in the entire country whereas in ancient times there were 302 breeds of cows.
Dr. Krishnam Raju said that currently the height of Punganur cow is three to five feet, he has reduced it to two-two and half feet. He has artificially inseminated by taking the semen of Punganur bulls from the Livestock Research Center of Andhra Pradesh. After many years of effort, Dr. Raju has succeeded in producing a cow up to 2 feet by artificially inseminating a Punganur cow by taking the sperm of the youngest bull born from it.
The smallest Punganur cow developed on 17 December 2019 is 2.5 feet tall. The doctor said that this Punganur cow can give 3 liters of milk every day. A small breed of Punganur cow has been developed so that more and more people can keep Punganur cow at home.
Miniature punganur prices currently range from ₹1 to ₹5,00,000, but Dr. Raju has not sold the cow to anyone, rather they are giving it away for free. The interesting fact is that many foreigners Dr. Krishnam wants a miniature Punganur cow from Raju, but Dr. Raju has not given this cow to any foreigner till date.
A Punganur miniature cow requires about 5 kg of fodder for daily consumption and can produce 3 liters of milk per day. Dr. Krishnam Raju is teaching cow rearing through miniature Punganur to those people in the country who do not want to keep cows due to lack of space or fodder.