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This buffalo is worth R25 lakh!

Having bought a Murrah buffalo for Rs 2.5 lakh two years ago, a Haryana farmer has sold her for Rs 25 lakh to a farmer from Andhra Pradesh. Kapoor Singh, 55, a resident of Singwa khas, a bordering village of Rohtak and Hisar district, had struck the deal on Tuesday.

india Updated: Aug 07, 2013 22:30 IST
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Having bought a Murrah buffalo for Rs 2.5 lakh two years ago, a Haryana farmer has sold her for Rs 25 lakh to a farmer from Andhra Pradesh. Kapoor Singh, 55, a resident of Singwa khas, a bordering village of Rohtak and Hisar district, had struck the deal on Tuesday.

The buffalo, fondly called Luxmi by Kapoor Singh, has won several prizes, maximum worth Rs 3 lakh, at various livestock competitions, including Muktsar animal fare where she was adjudged the best Murrah breed animal and also stood first in milk production.

Dr Rajender Singh, senior extension specialist, animal husbandry science here, said: "Luxmi is special as during the first lactation period, she delivers 22-litre milk, which increases to 28 litre during her second lactation."

He said: "Her third calving period is expected within a month and we believe that she would deliver more than 30-litre milk."

When Kapoor Singh had bought Luxmi two years ago, she had come along with a calf. She had participated in a ramp competition in February 2012 and won Rs 21,000. She was among the top eight who had walked the ramp.

Kapoor Singh said: "Her calving period is 12-14 months and in the past four years, she has delivered two calves - one of which was sold for Rs 3 lakh."

He was all praise for a scheme launched by Dr Krishan Singh Dangi, director general, department of animal husbandry and dairying, according to which milch animals are being insured and given incentives for feeding.

He was offered Rs 18 lakh for Luxmi last year, but he refused to sell her. He said: "After rearing Luxmi for two years my income increased 12 times by selling milk and winning prizes in various competitions."