We started with adopting 5
"Malenadu Gidda" cows, some of which
were on their way to slaughter houses. "Malenadu Gidda" is a
very short breed and is found extensively in the western ghats
of Karnataka. These cows are very hardy and very docile in
nature. We also have 4 of
breed. These are native breeds of the south interior Karnataka.
The quantity of milk is less compared to Jersey or Holstein
breeds but the maintenance needs are also very less.
We started our poultry
in a small way with 5 chicks. This has grown to about 50. The
main purpose of starting poultry was to experiment with income
augmentation for Shanmukha.
Couple of ducks
have also been added. Simba, Rani and Billi complete our dog &
Unsuccessfully tried rearing rabbits....but all of
them died due to some mysterious disease.
Our recent addition
is 2 Guinea Fowls....which we couldn't resist.