Menri Dairy Farm Projects
The Menri Dairy Farm is a active dairy farm in Dolanji, India (Northern India, HP). It supplies nutritious milk to a community of Tibetan Refugees. The cows provides nutritional milk value to the monks of the Menri Monastery, the children of the Bon Children's Welfare Center (300+boys), Redna Menling Nunnery (150+ girls) and the Tibetan Refugee Settlement Area.
Sangye is a monk at Menri Monastery. He oversees & manages the cow/calf barn on Medicine Mountain, Dolanji, India. He loves all living beings with a wide open heart. The calves stay with their moms after birth. Sangye says, "Happy moms make happy, healthy milk". The male calves are used to work in the fields. Aged male/female cows are allowed to live out their lives naturally in a grazing field as they are compassionately cared for with gratitude for the service they have provided.
The calves at Menri Dairy Farm are not separated from their moms after birth. The baby calves are allowed to be with their mothers and to nurse as nature intended. Happy Moms equals Happy Healthy Milk!! The females grow up to produce milk and the males are put to useful work. Cows are not killed in India.
The first four projects are listed in the priority of need....the water holding tank needs to be in place to provide irrigation for the pasture land. The pasture land needs the support of the retaining walls to sustain the pasture land from erosion. When the water and pasture land are secure...then everything is in place for the new home of five Holstein cows which will provide two servings of milk a day for the children.
50,000/L Water Collecting Tank
July 1, 2018
this 50,000 Liter water holding container will provide irrigation of the pasture land for the Holstein cows. Before the cows can be purchased, the pasture Land must be able to provide grazing.
Lili Meiffren - Portland State Universtity - Oregon
Pasture Land Tilling & Maintenance
$1000.00 per year
The pasture land for the cows need tilling and maintenance each year.
The land is on the side of a mountain with many rocks.
Two Stone Retaining Walls for the Pasture Land
The pasture land is on a steep slope on the side of a mountain. The pasture land must be secure from erosion by this stone retaining walls before the cows will have a secure grazing area. Each wall is 188ft long X13ft wide X 10ft high.
5 Holstein Milking Cows
Holstein Milking Cows produce more milk than other Breeds. With this addition the children will be able to have two servings of milk per day.
Pressure Washer for the cow/calf barn
The heavy duty pressure washer will provide a more hygienic environment with for the cows and calves.
It takes many hands, a lot of commitment and financial support to provide nutrition for a community