OPEN GRAZING

At 8:00 AM, the cows are ready to go for open grazing assisted by two cowboys from the Goshala. As the doors open, the cows rush to the forest and happily graze for nearly two and a half hours. While they are away, the Goshala staff cleans the dung from the barn. Twice a week, the staff changes the start kept for cushioning on the mud flooring. They give forage to the progenitor bulls who are generally sedentary and like to stay in their stalls.

PREPARATIONS FOR FORAGE AND SILAGE

Caretakers arrange for silage at this time by soaking dry grass, jaggery, press cakes and other concentrative. This is soaked until 4:30 pm and is then offered in the evening to all the cows and bulls. The caretakers fill all the troughs with green grass before the cows come back from grazing.