The management committee of the world famous
in Kerala is planning to start a convert a cattle-rearing centre into an old
age home for cows and bulls. Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple
The idea is to use the Vengad facility (at the Devaswom's 90acre facility near Perinthalmanna in Malappuram district) as a care station for aged and unwell cows without any emphasis on milk production, Devaswom managing committee member A Suresan said. Cows in good health will be moved to the Devaswom's milk production centre at Kaveedu near Guruvayur. Even otherwise, milk production from 1,000-odd animals at the facility is just 40 litres per day.
The aging cows will be given proper feed and veterinary care.
Bulls there will be isolated so that cows in poor health will not subject to their unwanted attention, veterinarians at the centre said. There are about 25 sheds currently and more will be required for augmenting the care.