You may have seen models walking on the ramp in fashion shows, but on February 27-28, cows and bulls will walk the ramp in Haryana.
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Om Prakash Dhankar, animal husbandry minister, said they will honour the owners of the best cow and bull with cash award of Rs 1 lakh in each category. Officials say the prize amount might be increased if the government found sponsors for the event.
The government also hopes to promote indigenous breeds and build a brand for some particular breeds’ milk.
Murrah buffaloes of Haryana are also famous throughout the country. The state government has taken a decision not to inseminate indigenous breeds of cows with foreign breeds under the cross-breeding programme. This method is being followed for the last four years.
Murrah buffalo in Haryana . frontline
A pure Holstein Friesian (HF) breed cow can yield up to 50 kg milk a day but the Haryana animal husbandry department had been promoting mix breed of HF cows and local variety to check spread of diseases.