Indegenious cows and their Importance in our life & Organic Farming

Siddhagiri Gaushala Set up

Siddhagiri Gaushala is planned & designed in such a way that is conducive to good health, comfort and protection from adverse weather conditions of animals. Proper planning, designing and arrangement of various cow in a farm is necessary for a successful Gaushala.

The Siddhagiri Gaushala can be grouped into two major categories called as Loose housing(Mukt Goshala) and Conventional barns (Bandist Goshala).

Loose housing (Mukt Goshala) :
It is a system of housing in which animals are kept loose in an open paddock throughout the day and night except at the time of milking and treatment. In this system, shelter is provided along one side of open paddock under which animals can retire when it is very hot or cold or during rains.
Conventional barns (Bandist Goshala) :
In this system of housing, the animals are confined together on a platform and secured at neck by stanchions or neck chain. These barns are completely covered with roofs and the sidewalls are closed with windows or ventilator located at suitable places to get more ventilation and lighting. It is applicable for temperate and heavy rainfall region. The same type of housing can be utilized for tropical region with slight modification. In this category there are two types of ward set up called as single row system and double row system. In single row system, 12-16 numbers of animals can be kept whereas in case of Double row system up to 50 animals can be maintained in a single shed
Siddhagiri Gaushala Set up
Follow these stepsto set up a Gaushala in your village or farm
Siddhagiri Gaushala Wards


Milking Ward

This is a ward where milch animals are milked and is fully covered. It should be located at the centre of the gaushala with all other farm buildings arranged around it. Also milking should be carried out in the batches.



Down calver shed/ calving ward

Pregnant animals are transferred to a calving ward 2 to 3 weeks before the expected date of calving. It should be located nearer to the farmer’s quarters for better supervision.


Calf ward

This is meant for housing young calves separately. It can be located either at the end or on the side of the milking barn. This facilitates taking calves to their mothers quickly



Young cow ward

It is meant for housing young heifers separately. Older calves from about six months of age to breeding age are to be housed separately from the suckling calves. When a large number of young calves are there, they should be divided into different age groups and each group housed separately.


Nandi Wada (Bull shed)

It is meant for housing bulls separately in a Gaushala. It should be constructed towards one end of the farm. There shall be seperate partition for each bull. The number of bulls required being one for every 50 breedable females on the farm, if natural breeding is practiced.



Isolation shed

It is the separation of sick animals from apparently healthy animals to avoid transmission of diseases to healthy cattles. It should be located at the corner of the gaushala.


Quarantine shed

It should be located at the entrance of the farm. The newly purchased animals entering into the farm should be kept in quarantine shed for a minimum period of 30 to 40 days to watch out for any disease occurrence.


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