Difference between native Gir cow and other cows?
Animals belong to two broad categories, one category cannot be domesticated which is also known as a wild animal. On the other hand, there are many domestic animals which have been with us for a very long period. Among the various domestic animals, the role of the cow is very prominent. Cows were with us ever since we started cultivating food. In this blog, we will be unveiling the differences between native gir cows and other cows.
Difference between Native Gir Cow and Other Breeds
Gir cow is one of the most commonly found native Indian cow breeds. It is also known by the name Desan in Gujarati. It is predominantly found in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. This cow is known for surviving even in tough conditions in an effortless manner. This region was in a very bad drought for several years, so Gir cows had to sustain in this tough condition. By sustaining, they have developed a special immune system. Thus Gir cow can produce more yield at a very marginal amount of feed itself. However this doesn’t mean Gir cows can be abused, they are treated as a member of our family at our lush green farm. Their feed consists of rich plant mix, grain supplement, and cowpea. Our Gir cows eat these kinds of healthy foods hence they are able to produce A2 milk without any effort.
The main difference between Gir cow and other cows begins with the type of milk. Generally, other breed cows produce A1 milk whereas native breed cows like Gir produce A2 milk. The nutritional value of A2 milk is comparatively higher than A1 milk. This is why many physicians across the globe recommend A2 milk for toddlers, pregnant ladies, and infants.
The next major difference between gir cow and other breeds is the annual production of milk. Most of the native breed and Gir cow produce around 1600 to 2500 kilograms of milk per lactation cycle. Meanwhile, other breeds can produce over 5000 kilograms of milk.
Benefits of Drinking A2 milk
A2 milk is said to have so many proven benefits. But before explaining the benefits, a description of what is A2 will be more appropriate in this scenario. Milk is primarily made up of three elements which are water, calcium, and protein. A protein present in the milk of other breed cows belongs to A1 beta-casein. Whereas the milk of native breed Gir cow consists of A2 beta-casein. Originally all cows were actually producing A2 milk. A1 milk was the result when human beings started to domesticate cattle. And the reason why still native breed cows are able to produce A2 milk is that their genetics remain the same. Just like how it was used before several years.
Due to the thick content of A2 milk, you can also prepare cheese, butter, and cottage cheese at your home itself. Our A2 milk is free from any sort of conditioning and pasteurization process. So that the goodness of A2 milk is retained. The price of A2 milk starts from rupees 60 from our Poorvika Dairy website.