Badri Cow in news!

  • Uttarakhand is currently preparing for genetic modification of its native, little Badri cow, which grazes on the healing plants of the Himalayas.
  • The Badri Cow is a type of indigenous cow found in Uttarakhand.
  • Because this cow forages on local bushes and herbs in the Himalayas, her milk has a high medicinal potential.
  • These cattle are well suited to the weather conditions and hilly terrain of Uttarakhand.
  • The steep Almora and Pauri Garhwal districts of Uttarakhand are home to this hardy and disease-resistant breed.
  • Given that this breed rarely contracts diseases, disease resistance is a crucial trait.

Medicinal benefits

  • This breed has a robust immune system.
  • The Badri cow’s milk has one of the highest percentages of A2 beta-casein proteins of any indigenous breed, at approximately 90%.
  • Pure desi ghee’s antioxidants aid in better vitamin and mineral absorption, enhancing immunity.
  • By boosting the development of T cells in the gut, which aids in the defence against allergens, butyric acid in Badri cow ghee helps to increase immunity.

In news

  • The State officials suggested using sex-sorted semen technology to increase Badri cattle productivity.
  • In order to create more cattle with a strong genetic foundation, they also suggested choosing the embryo transfer procedure.

Economic value of the Badri cow

  • The price of Badri ghee ranges from Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 5,000 per kg.
  • Cow dung, Panchgavya, and Gaumutra Ark (distilled cow urine) all have enormous business potential (the five products of the cow, including milk, curd, ghee, dung and urine).
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