yensoy wrote:I am afraid we don't have a story for milk unless we figure out what to do with bulls which obviously don't produce any milk. As things stand, these are long-term burdens for the dairy farmer, many of who have switched to buffaloes which evidently are ok to (sell off to) slaughter for meat. It is best that the population at large understands that milk production has its side effects, and makes peace with this fact.
I have a disdain for wall-street (or dalal-street) driven "western capitalism". Here is an anecdote., a good financial analyst friend of mine was talking about productivity in companies. Also came into picture age based productivity and productivity depressors. The good friend of mine came to the conclusion that aged persons and children do not contribute to any productivity or economic gain. Further, in a population (in this case a population set of ideal employees), children and aged persons deduct from productivity gains.
I suggested a simple solution. Let's just eliminate children and aged persons from the population set. And he actually agreed and was happy that his models show tremendous productivity gains.
Bulls are like that. Never mind that during calving, several male calfs are outright eliminated. Farmers do not realize that milch animals are excellent bio-digesters - that is they take in dry straw and water and produce manure. And the manure yield is worth its weight in iron or steel (or gold
But sadly, our economic models call for burning the paddy stubble and create more downstream issues instead of creating a feed for the milch animals and recycling the manure as fertilizer.
Hence the way I see it, there is no problem with bulls, only opportunity. Whether on wall street (or dalal street) or on farm street.