Cow Housing – Shed Design
- Are you thinking of construction of cow-shed design?
- COW SHED DESIGN is one of the KEY FACTOR for DAIRY SUCCESS?
- Are you aware; improper cow housing design is the ROOT CAUSE of all Problems & financial challenges?
Before we start the Vedic wisdom journey in understanding some of the good old fundamentals of cow housing design construction, let’s understand the importance of cow housing & ASK THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS?
Is your current cow house or the design you are planning provides cow;
- Basic comfort
- Basic Hygiene & supports its health
- Protect them from climatic/seasonal challenges like; hot & cold temperatures, too much scorching sunlight, High humidity, Strong winds & heavy rainfall, safety from disease causing parasites/insects
- Does it have proper natural light, ventilation & cow dung/Urine duct
An improper designed/constructed cow housing is the FIRST ROOT CAUSE OF ALL PROBLEMS which creates a chain reaction for all miseries starting from low productivity to health problems to unhygienic maintenance to labour problems to high cost maintenance…. the challenges are endless….
So, it is very important & CRITICAL to think…rethink…. question blind practises… complicated practises….. Read more to know wisdom for creation of comforting house for cows & prosperity to its caretakers.
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Vedic Cow Housing is strongly built on 7 Vedic Pillars, based on Cosmic science, Vastu & Behavioural principles.
What are the 7 VEDIC PILLARS for considering cow housing design?
Wisdom Pillar #1
Panch Bhoot theory enriched with VASTU SHASTRA
Vedic wisdom considers Panch bhootha / पञ्चभूत, five cosmic elements which is the basis of all physical creations in this world.
- Prithvi ( पृथ्वी / Earth)
- Jal ( जल / Water)
- Agni (अग्नि / Fire)
- Vayu ( वायु / Air)
Cowshed should be scientifically planned & constructed effectively based on Vastu shastra principles to gain benefit of panch bhoot like Sufficient Sunlight, Ample Space for cow movement, good airy ventilation etc. Cowshed constructed on vastu shastra science enjoys multi-benefits; Cows are more healthy, stress-free, happy & productive, easy maintenance, labour friendly, low cost practices & prosperity to caretakers.
Simple VEDIC VASTU SCIENCE helps in construction of low-cost, effective & friendly cowshed for cows.
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Wisdom Pillar #2
Gau Bhavna Sutra
Only Happy Cows can be productive & lead to prosperity
It is very important to ensure cowshed design & construction is friendly & supports the natural BEHAVIOUR of cows. Cowshed should allow cows freedom to their natural behaviour. KL stresses gaupalak’s/dairy owners to understand COW EMOTIONS & ITS BEHAVIOUR science.
Various cow behaviours like; Standing, Feeding, drinking, walking, lying around, perching, running, open grazing, Relaxing, stand-up, move around, sleep, socialize with other members etc needs to be understood so that cowshed design supports their natural behaviour. Cows enjoy cowshed which allows them freedom to their Natural behaviour.
Dinacharya – Ritucharya
As per KL philosophy, Gaushala/Dairy farms should practice DAILY ROUTINE REGULARLY & AS PER SEASON REQUIREMENTS.
Accordingly cowshed design should support the dhinacharya practise in an easy way. Design elements should support important cow behaviour during its daily routine, for ex;
Morning Routine activities
Afternoon Routine Activities
Evening Routine activities
Night Routine Activities
SEASON-WISE Routine activities
Ritucharya, as per vedic principles each ritu, season come with its own demands, like in places with extreme winter & hot summer, cows need housing facility that takes care of the vagaries of the season. A proper housing design should take into consideration the various challenges like heavy rain, wind, fire safety etc, so that the design ensures preventive steps to take care safety of the cows & for caretakers also.
Wisdom Pillar #4
Freedom for cows to enjoy basic needs
The cow housing design should provide cows freedom to experience basic needs, like enjoy food, water as & when they want, Natural Comfort, Hygiene, Safety, Health & create a Happy world for them to grow, sustain, be productive.
Wisdom Pillar #5
Cow is a social animal; it is said cows can recognise members of its group. Cows like humans develop the relationship with other cows. They also exhibit likes/dislikes/hatred among other cow group members. Cows also exhibit various personalities of dominance/alpha members etc. An effective housing design takes into consideration the current herd size /Number of cows & future plans of expansion so that a very favourable ecosystem is created naturally. Housing design should facilitate herd management which is very crucial considering cows being a SOCIAL ANIMAL. To ensure cows remain stress free & happy, housing needs to be flexibly designed to support herd grouping.
WISDOM PILLAR #6
Cow housing should be designed with utmost simplicity that enables cows to enjoy happy life & effective management by the caretakers.
WISDOM PILLAR #7
Housing design should support better financial management & enhance profitability. Housing design should facilitate easy & low maintenance. The housing design should be at its natural best, making regular maintenance easy, convenient & low cost-wise.
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