Coimbatore

Website on Kangayam cattle

At Kuttapalayam, located about 100 km from Coimbatore, is a research foundation that focuses on in situ conservation and breeding of native breed of cattle (Kangayam cattle).

At an event held here on Sunday at K’ sirs, the Seenapathy Kangayam Cattle Research Foundation (SKCRF), which is involved in the work at Tirupur district for several decades now, launched an updated website of its activities (kangayambull.com), released brochures, and sought more support from the public to improve infrastructure and awareness on the Kangayam cattle. The website was hosted in 2009.

A release said that the school organises Pongal festival annually and this year was a platform to create better awareness on Kangayam cattle.

The foundation also has a resource and research centre for conservation of Kangayam cattle and Korangadu, a Silvi pasture grazing system in the western districts of the State.

“An awareness for the protection of indigenous breeds of cattle has been created because of the jallikattu protest last year by the people and students of Tamil Nadu. I would like to thank them all on behalf of the cattle grazers,” says Karthikeya Sivasenapathy, managing trustee of the foundation.

Protection of indigenous varieties of cattle is now becoming prevalent in India because of last year’s protest. The public have understood the need to conserve the native cattle breeds, said R. Radhakrishan, MP.

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