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Protecting Native Breeds – Meet the Bull Lady

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Soundaram Ramasamy (46) is a livestock keeper and breeder of pure Kangayam cattle, and popularly known among the fellow residents of Kathasamipalayam village in Tirupur district as ‘Kalai Kara Amma’ (or Bull Lady) since she possesses seven sturdy Kangayam bulls. (Right Picture – Kolukkatai’ grass fed to the bulls )

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Goat Farming, a Great Source of Income

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Goat breeding is gaining prominence in the country due to a decline in the grazing area and natural resources, said Dr D Swaroop, Director, and Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG). Speaking on the sidelines of a two-day conference on goats called GOATTERY-2012, organized by the websites in Coimbatore, Dr Swaroop said the central and state government have realised the importance of goats and have formulated various policy measures to implement the breeding of the animal in rural areas to help poor and needy people.

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