Murrah buffaloes turn lucky for Kerala farmers
Kottayam: Murrah buffalo, a breed from Haryana, emerged as a saviour for farmers in Elikkulam when they were in distress due to price fall in rubber and other crops. Compared to other breeds, this breed grows faster.
In 2019, over 500 Murrah buffalo calves were distributed for farmers in Elikkulam.
“Most of the farmers can earn Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 from these buffaloes which cost below Rs 15,000,” said a farmer.
Face, an association of farmers in Koorali, in association with Wayanad Brahmagiri society supplied the buffaloes.
Murrah buffalo was the centre of attraction at the Christmas fair organised by department of agriculture held at Koorali.
Farmers who reared the murrah buffaloes took it for auction and sale at the fair.
“Murrah buffalo has great demand among farmers. At the Christmas fair, farmers earned upto Rs 35,000 per buffalo,” said a farmer.
More farmers from other districts started to approach the association Face seeking help to purchase Murrah buffaloes.