Sunday, April 5, 2015

How to Run a Profitable Gaushala Without Compromising on Your Ethics


Most cow lovers have common problem. They want to start a Cow Farm, make it profitable and yet, don't want to compromise on Cow's care and well-being.
They don't want to simply milk cows and then leave them at their fate once they stop milking.

If you are one of those Cow lovers, here is the good news. 
Cow Farm can indeed be made very profitable and sustainable. And it's not as difficult as you thought. All you need is the right know-how and a dedication to learn the ropes.

There is one such Gaushala in Gujarat which is extreme profitable without harming cows or compromising ethics.

It's the Gaushala at Jasdan (Gujarat), owned by King of Jasdan, Ds Satyajit Kumar Khachar.

Here are some facts about the Gaushala:

  • Gaushala has 125 cows and only 17 are milking while rest are just dunging and urinating.
  • They make a revenue of $17,000 or 10 Lakhs rupees per month by selling cow products and with just few labours.
  • The Gaushala runs a Cow brand called "Go Seva", founded and managed by Ghanashyam Das, a avid cow lover and researcher for 10 years. 

You can learn the ropes of running a profitable Gaushala, directly from those who did it!
Yes, that's a huge deal. If you are truly interested in setting up a profitable Gaushala, you can learn directly Ghanshyamdas and Ds Satyajit Kumar Khachar.

They have launched a unique 31 days course that covers every aspect of running a profitable Gaushala. Here are the course details:

Part 1:

  1. Complete understanding  on manufacturing Cow Products like Medicines, Soaps , Shampoos , Panchgavya , Cosmetics , Vedic Ghee , Go ark etc 
  2. Complete understanding  on diagnosis of cow related diseases and how to cure cows and natural and emergency medicines.
  3. How to help cows when giving birth to calf and how to help cows for mating bulls.
  4. How to choose breeding & Farming bulls and good milking cows .
  5. How to set up and new Gaushala and all its Pros and cons.
  6. Various Composting methods based on Cow dung and Urine.
  7. More topics as per demand can be added 

Part 2:

  1. Cow care management will include
  2. Milk production in the udder of a cow-30 min
  3. Ahimsa milk-30 min+ QA session
  4. Cost of production of cow’s milk -30 min+ QA session
  5. An understanding on the digestive system of a cow-30 min+ QA session
  6. Management of Feeding of cows-30 min + QA session
  7. Holistic understanding of Cow protection 45 min+ QA session
  8. Shelter for cows-30 min + QA session
  9. Surabhi-the holistic healer

Part 3 :
Varnasharama & Organic Farming

Course commences on 1st may 2015 at Jasdan near Rajkot. It will be taught in English / Hindi  / Gujarati.

They have only 10 Seats left for registration. If you want to take advantage of this rare opportunity, send an email at: organic@krisit.com for details related to fees, registration and accommodation.

Contact Information of Organizers:
Ghanshyam Das
Phone : +91 7698689555 9:00AM To 7:00PM
Email : gokripaproduct@gmail.com

Once you do this course, do not forget to share your experience me!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Shocking Truth About Fast Food Chains, Eat at Your Own Peril


I gave up eating fast food a few years back, for a few good reasons. If you eat at a "Fast Food Chain", then what I am going to tell you will give you a reasonable shock.

Fast Food Chains needs tons of ingredients every single day to feed their restaurants, really fast. And this gave rise to now a thriving industry called Industrial Farming.

Animals are artificially raised in Factory Farms

Cows are raised in intensive confinement and given synthetic growth hormones. They are fed grains (instead of the grass they're born to eat). Many of these cows suffer from severe digestive issues and other health problems. They are pumped full of antibiotics and other chemicals, like growth hormones, to make them gain weight faster. Dairy products, including milk and cheese, also comes from these "artificially raised" animals. 

Similarly, Eggs come from massive poultry farms where each hen spends years in a battery cage that measures smaller at the base than a standard sheet of paper (with not even enough space to outstretch its wings).


In short, virtually every ingredient at these restaurants is the product of industrial farming, which values profits over human health, animal welfare and the environment. 


When you eat such "manufactured" food, you are inviting diseases with open arms while losing your hard earned money. 


When you buy food from restaurants that support this broken and inhumane industrial agricultural system, you are, indirectly, supporting it. 


Here are some "health" facts about McDonald's and KFC:


McDonald’s
McDonald’s embodies the term "fake food". Their ingredients remain a shameful conglomeration of corn syrup, artificial flavors, preservatives, propylene glycol, partially hydrogenated oil, dough conditioners and more. 

KFC
In an ingredient list for KFC chicken, MSG is listed four times as part of the marinade, secret seasoning, pre-dusting and batter. MSG has all kinds of ill health effects… including being one of the top foods that cause anxiety and anger. Even their mashed potatoes are loaded with partially hydrogenated oil, artificial color and flavor, preservatives, corn syrup solids, and an anti-foaming agent.

What Can you do about this?

  1. STOP eating at these fast food chains! Do not let your kids fall prey to their fancy characters and colorful interiors.
  2. Choose organic foods as much as possible, as well as those raised on small farms that respect the laws of nature. Try to find sources for some of these foods closer to your home by working with a farmer, farmer’s market or food co-op directly.

Share this article with your friends, family and anybody you care about. 

Because they might not be aware that their disease is manufactured inside the "Factory Farms".

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Strange Correlation Between Rising Number of Diabetes Cases And Milk


The number of diabetes cases in India are on epidemic rise. According to this article published in The Times of India -
"India is facing an epidemic of diabetes. At present, confirmed diabetes patients in India are 67 million, with another 30 million in prediabetes group. By 2030, India will have the largest number of patients in the world. Diabetes is not only a blood sugar problem, but brings along other complications as well"
The rise of diabetes is almost parallel to the decline of local cow farms, rise of co-operative dairies and increasing adulteration in milk. Of course there are other reasons such as eating out, junk food and sedentary lifestyle, but Milk could be one of the key reasons for our poor health.

India is a predominantly vegetarian country and milk forms an important part of our diet. Unfortunately, our milk is not as good to constitute as a part of our primary diet.

Pasteurized milk is no good for your health
There is a whole study done on the fact that pasteurized/packaged milk is doing no good to your health. What can you expect from milk in which 90% of nutrition is already burned and then it's packaged in plastic bags and kept in refrigerator for many many hours (may be weeks). If you are getting your kids, plastic pouches of milk, do not expect them to excel in study or sports.

I spoke to a leading supplier of packaged milk in my local area and I was shocked to learn this. He said -
"Even the senior executives of this packaged milk company are drinking the milk from local vendors..they don't drink their own milk!"
Another doctor I meet recently, warned -
"Adulterated/Packaged milk should not be consumed by young females as it may impact their fertility"
Though his study needs to be proven scientifically, we know for sure that our health is at stake and you don't want to wait for something to be "proven".

Can't rely on the milkman too
While your milkman next door might be a better option than packaged milk, he is no good. This article reveals the poor state of milk quality in India -
A recent study by India’s food safety regulator found that 68.4% of milk samples examined didn’t meet its standards. While most samples had been diluted with water, skimmed milk powder or sweeteners, some revealed more unpleasant surprises. Detergent, hydrogen peroxide and even urea are just some of the substances you may have ingested last time you had milk.
What's the way out?
Follow our ancestors. They were far more smarter than us. In older times, every house had a cow and she was considered a sign of "Wealth". The more cows one had, the wealthier he/she was considered. Yes, BMW's and Audi's may be sign of wealth today but they don't make you healthier or smarter. Cow milk does.

A better model
At Amrut Gir, we believe in starting small Gaushalas through collaborative efforts in every locality. It may sound like an extra effort every Sunday, but worth the investment in the health and wellness of your family, community and society.

Not to mention the true Wealth you will be proud to own. 

Photo credit: http://www.thehealthsite.com/diseases-conditions/beware-uncontrolled-diabetes-can-lead-to-gastrointestinal-problems/

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How Future of Mankind Depends on Cows: A Brilliant Documentary



Watch this amazing documentary that shows how our future depends on cows. By killing cows, we are killing our future.

Here are some highlights from this documentary:

  1. Heart breaking story of how 66 Sikhs sacrificed their lives to protect cows
  2. Research on how using pesticide is causing extinction of farm lands
  3. Thousands of farmers have committed suicide due to non-performing agricultural land
  4. Re-initiating organic agriculture
  5. Cow urine, cow dung and bull farming are the best ways for sustainable agriculture
  6. Farming and Cows are deeply interconnected with each other
  7. Stories of farmers who became successful with organic farming
  8. Excellent traditional technique to make Butter from Milk
  9. Use of Cow dung plant to produce electricity
  10. Using butter milk in farming to improve crop production
What can you do to protect our Cows, Farm Lands..oh did I mention...the Human Race?


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Fascinating Facts about The Spiritual Gir Cow


Indian cows are seen in a variety of colors. One such color is White. In the video above, Ramjibhai shares some fascinating facts about the white gir cow. Since this video is in Gujarati language, here are the nuggets from this video for non gujarati speaking audience.

White cows are extremely calm and peaceful by nature. People who want to grow their spiritual side should drink milk of this cow. Ramjibhai gave a great scientific explanation for it. He said -
"White color reflects sunlight. It does not absorb sun's energy like any other color. As a result, milk of these cows is white and lacks the yellow pigmentation usually seen in cow milk. Moreover, these cows have a red forehead which absorbs spiritual energy from Sun."

These cows have some key features, that makes them extremely high quality breed. Here are those features:
  1. Long Tail - Their tail almost touches the ground
  2. Black Teets  - Teets of this cow are black color. This is considered a sign of high quality breed 
  3. Red Forehead - The forehead has a reddish color. This color absorbs very specific energy from sun, adding to the spiritual quality of the milk
  4. Black Ears - The inside portion of ear is black in color.  
If you are looking to develop a peaceful and calm brain, milk of this cow can be a godsend. 

Can you expect to have these qualities intact in a Pasteurized Plastic Packaged Milk? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment below.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Amrut Gir - A Mission to Protect Gir Cows and Build Healthier Socity

Cow is the lifeline of India. The core of our culture. Gir Cow is one of the greatest asset of India. We at Amrut Gir are determined to save our precious wealth - The Gir Cow. Here is our presentation on slide share:

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Sad Story of Gir Cows

gir cows grazing near our farm

Gir Cows are One of the best cow breeds in world. It is of high nutritional value containing 52 types of nutrients. Gir Cow milk is “Amrut”.

A Century Ago…

India was regarded as the “river of milk”. There were lakhs of Gir cows in Saurashtra, Gujarat and other parts of India.

In the 19th century, the British brought the “high yield” Jersey Cows to India. Jersey Cows were originally produced to satisfy the “meat” demands of the west. Milk of Jersey cow is not fit for human consumption.

The Greed Increased

Since Jersey Cows produced more milk and required relatively less cost of maintenance, people started adopting these cows and breeding them. As if this was not enough, Co-operative dairy movement started. Cow milk was purchased in large volumes by these dairies.Monetary Value of milk is decided based on the “percentage of fat” in the milk.

Gir Cows Lost

Gir Cow milk lost the battle because it had more “energy” and “nutritional value” but less “fat”. Some people were not interested in energy or nutritional value, they were interested in “money”. Rampant cross breeding of Jersey cows started because it brought  more “profits”.

Slowly but gradually, Gir Cows of original breed started declining in India.

One Country Knew it!

In 1960, Brazil government imported 2 Gir cows and 2 Gir bulls from the erstwhile Princely state of Bhavnagar. Today, Brazil has lacs of Gir Cows of original bloodline.

During the same time…

  • We kept losing our precious wealth - the “Gir Cow”
  • We kept drinking  low quality milk
  • We kept getting unhealthier
  • Because it was convenient
  • Because we did not care

Enter: 2013

India has only a few thousand Gir Cows. Very few out these cows are of original “Gir” bloodline. We have not only lost our cows, we have lost our health, wealth and pride.


It’s happening near you

  • Gir Cows are cross-breeded 
  • Cow farm owners wants to keep Buffalo and Jersey 
  • Cows are injected with steroids to produce more milk making them unhealthy and sick
  • Cows eat garbage and left overs 

The Lesser Known Facts about Jersey

  • Cost of maintaining Jersey Cows turns out to be much higher because it is not the natural domicile of India
  •  Jersey Cows contain  A1 type protein has been found to be the main reason behind diabetes, overweight and heart diseases
  • Jersey cows, male child are “Bos Taurus” category and are not usable for farming or carting. Hence they are sent to butcher houses
We have a chance to protect Gir Cows and you can do so, with us.


Our mission

  • To develop and grow pure breeds of Gir Cows
  • To educate & stop cross-breeding of Gir Cows
  • To promote consumption of pure Cow Milk and Ghee
  • To encourage the use of Cow Dung and Cow Urine
Click here to learn more about how you can contribute and join hands with us.