HMS GauShala or Dairy farm is an initiative that helps protect and save desi indigenous cattle called the Gir cows. What started as a small gaushala, today is home to several Gir cows. The farm’s Gir cow breeding program helps to protect this valuable species.
Our GauShala is designed to keep the lactating cows, non-lactating cows, pregnant cows, bulls and calves separate as required, with good space for their movement. A dedicated team of people experienced in traditional herding practices takes care of the cows, including their health and hygiene. Starting daily at 4 AM, the workers start by cleaning the sheds and prepare the fodder.
The calves are allowed to feed before the cows are milked. We take care that none of our cows are forced for milking beyond permissible traditional limits. The milk is packaged and prepared for delivery immediately, ensuring our patrons get nothing but the freshest and best milk same day morning.
At HMS Gaushala, we treat each cow as a member, irrespective of their health or productivity, we take utmost care of all our cows, calves and the bulls. We conduct periodic vaccinations and health-checks and ensure good health of all our cows at all times. We take special care of the pregnant cows and new born calves.
India is home to some of the oldest and most traditional forms of agricultural and farming practices. Even today, only a few farms across the country follow ancient practices. HMS is one such farm that believes in Vedic rituals as it is also the home to many A2 cows. Some of the Vedic practices that we follow includes:
The urine and dung of the cows are mixed with other natural ingredients like neem to produce manure and fertilizers for the mango and chickoo farm, thus ensuring good healthy crop free from toxins.
At HMS Varenyam Farm, we house more than 100 Gir cows, and although we use the milk for other dairy products, we still take care of each cow. We have a dedicated team that feeds them regularly, cleans them, and also keeps them healthy.
It is not enough to plant trees; it is also essential to ensure that it is planted on the right soil. To maintain good soil health we follow traditional farming practices and methodologies, thus enabling good soil health for years to come.
The Gir cow is a local breed to Gujarat known to produce the best milk quality. As an Indian breed, they have a large hump on the top of their neck and shoulder. It also has a domed and rounded forehead, long pendulous ears, spiral horns, and different colors like red, black, white, and even yellow. These cows are known to have disease and pest resistance power. These sorts of cows are known to make the most nutritious dairy products that include: