Cow sets record with 62-kg milk yield

Cow sets record with 62-kg milk yield

A cow yielded a record 62 kg of milk on Sunday at the ongoing national livestock championship in Punjab.

The high milk yield officially set a new national livestock record. The previous record was 58.8 kg of milk. The cow is of the Holstein Friesians (HF) breed. They are high-yield dairy animals, often called Friesians in Europe and Holsteins in North America.

Punjab’s Animal Husbandry Department Director Dr H S Sandhwan said the cow is owned by Ludhiana’s Satluj Dairy Farms. “It’s a new national milk yield record,” he said.

Efforts are being made to improve the breed of animals, and this achievement is the result of efforts put in by the government, he added.

Two other milk-yielding records were set during the event on Sunday.  Sandhwan said, “A Sahiwal cow and a Beetel goat broke the previous record in milk production. The cow, owned by Gurmai Singh from Sri Muktsar Sahib, yielded as much as 22.7 kg milk, and Amritsar’s Savinder Singh’s goat yielded 4.29 kg of milk.”

Meanwhile, state Agriculture Minister Jathedar Tota Singh said farmers need to move towards allied businesses, including dairy farming, in order to decrease dependence on agriculture. He added that income from allied businesses can help farmers come out of the crop cycle and make use of best practices in other fields.

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