Keeping cows happy improves milk quality.
Keeping cows happy improves milk quality.

When I say loud and clear to my relatives, friends and colleagues that whatever they drink from dairy, is not just useless but overburden for digestive track, they laugh on me.

When I say them that in Veda, it is said that, गौ must be taken care, they call me fanatic.

When I say them that, there is direct relation between how we take care of  गौ माता and her prasad (milk, urine, dung), they consider it as blind belief.

In this paper, same thing it uttered in their own so called scientific language.

Elevation of circulating serotonin improves calcium dynamics in the peripartum dairy cow

Samantha R Weaver1, Austin P Prichard1, Elizabeth L Endres1, Stefanie A Newhouse1, Tonia L Peters1, Peter M Crump2, Matthew S Akins3, Thomas D Crenshaw2, Rupert M Bruckmaier4 and Laura L Hernandez1⇑

What is serotonin?

Daily infusions with a chemical commonly associated with feelings of happiness were shown to increase calcium levels in the blood of Holstein cows and the milk of Jersey cows that had just given birth. The results, published in the Journal of Endocrinology, could lead to a better understanding of how to improve the health of dairy cows, and keep the milk flowing.

Demand is high for milk rich in calcium: there is more calcium in the human body than any other mineral, and in the West dairy products such as milk, cheese and yoghurt are primary sources of calcium. But this demand can take its toll on milk-producing cows: roughly 5-10% of the North American dairy cow population suffers from hypocalcaemia – in which calcium levels are low. The risk of this disease is particularly high immediately before and after cows give birth.

Hypocalcaemia is considered a major health event in the life of a cow. It is associated with immunological and digestive problems, decreased pregnancy rates and longer intervals between pregnancies. These all pose a problem for dairy farmers, whose profitability depends upon regular pregnancies and a high-yield of calcium-rich milk.

Now, when I read such research paper, I feel sick for the sheer reason that reductionist science only focus on physical aspects of well-being. And they test this by injecting love hormone. And the motive is nothing but to increase the good quality milk.

If you really take care of mother by loving her, worshiping her and providing her clean place to live, clean water to drink and enough freedom to graze pasture lands, she is naturally happy! And the result is observed, not only in her milk but also in her urine and dung! We really don’t need serotonin injections to treat her. That is greedy and short-sighted solution to increase the calcium. What is the use of calcium when there is no prana? Prana is nurtured by the love relations. You as a son and she as a mother.

Here is the description of Gau shala in Veda.

सं वो गोष्ठेन सुषदा सं रय्या सं सुभूत्या |
अहर्जातस्य यन् नाम तेना वः सं सृजामसि ||1||
सं वः सृजत्व् अर्यमा सं पूषा सं बृहस्पतिः |
सम् इन्द्रो यो धनंजयो मयि पुष्यत यद् वसु ||2||
संजग्माना अबिभ्युषीर् अस्मिन् गोष्ठे करीषिणीः |
बिभ्रतीः सोम्यं मध्व् अनमीवा उपेतन ||3||
इहैव गाव एतनेहो शकेव पुष्यत |
इहैवोत प्र जायध्वं मयि संज्ञानम् अस्तु वः ||4||
शिवो वो गोष्ठो भवतु शारिशाकेव पुष्यत |
इहैवोत प्र जायध्वं मया वः सं सृजामसि ||5||
मया गावो गोपतिना सचध्वम् अयं वो गोष्ठ इह पोषयिष्णुः |
रायस् पोषेण बहुला भवन्तीर् जीवा जीवन्तीर् उप वः सदेम ||6||

अथर्ववेद: काण्डं 3
अथर्ववेद: काण्डं 3
अथर्ववेद: काण्डं 3
अथर्ववेद: काण्डं 3

|Ref: वैदिक सूक्त संग्रह, गीताप्रेस, गोरखपुर

 Shri Subodh Kumar’s translation:

In this cow house’, we provide for you with, Comfortable bedding obtained with money, good materials of Freshly daily produced feeds & water, and provide for many calvings.

(सुषदा गोष्ठेन व: सम्‌) सुख से जहां बैठा जा सकता है, ऐसे गोष्ठ का प्रबंध करो.

(रय्या सं ,भूत्या सं) उत्तम साधनों और आहार का प्रबंध करो. ( जल और हरा) स्वच्छ जल से और उत्तम हरे से दुग्ध उत्पादन और गौ के स्वास्थ्य में महत्वपूर्ण सुधार होता है.

( अहर्जातस्य तेना सृजामसि) पुन: पुन: गर्भ धारण कर के बछड़े बछिया को जन्म देने की व्यवस्था करो ( उत्तम नन्दी उपलब्ध करो)

( In earlier times cows were provided with comfortable floors of clean earth, sand , or straw etc to sit. In modern Dairy practice Cows are provided with comfortable beddings to sit. Plastic Foam pads, and composite canvass water beds are in use in developed world. By providing hard floors for cows to sit, discomfort, damage to milk teats and udder and injuries to knees etc are very common. Milk yield increase up to 10% is possible just by providing comfortable beddings for cows. Good water to drink and green fodder makes significant improvements in health and milk productivity of Cows.)

इस गोशाला में अनेक गौवें सुरक्षित, स्वस्थ, सुख से रहती हुई, (जिस से बड़े स्तर पर उत्पादन द्वारा ) हमें उत्तम गोबर गोमूत्र के जैविक अन्न पदार्थ और उत्तम दुग्धादि, पञ्च गव्य द्वारा शारीरिक पौष्टिकता और मानसिक विकास प्रदान करें।

Welcome all cows with love and affection to live in this institution, to grow in health, and numbers with excellent progeny .

सब गौवों को श्रद्धा और सेवा भाव से प्रेरित सुख मय वतावरण प्रदान करो, जिस से गोवंश की उन्नति हो

इस गौशाला में गौओं के संपूर्ण विकास के पर्यावरण में भिन्न भिन्न प्रकार के तोते बगुले इत्यादि पक्षी अन्य पशु साथ साथ रहने वाले भी गौ के स्वास्थ्य और पौष्टिकता के लिए आवश्यक हैं.

Thus live with large number of happy well-fed well-loved cows for growth, health, long life and prosperity.

मया गोपतिना सचध्वम- मुझ गोपति के साथ रहकर आनंद भोग करती और कराती गौएं , इह पोयिष्णु – सदा पुप्ष्ट रहें और पौष्टिकता प्रदान करें, रायस्पोषेण बहुला – धन धान्य से सम्पन्नता का साधन बनें , जीवन्ती: -सुख से जीवित रहती हुई , व: जिवा: उपसदेम- अपने (गौवों के साथ रह्ने से हम भी दीर्घायु बनें.

If you are sick, have kids at home, parents at home, then try to find such gau shala nearby and only avail milk from such sources. If there is no Gau shala, empower farmers to implement.