Prize buffalo worth Rs 9.25 crore star attraction at ongoing Gramodaya Mela, Chitrakoot

Prize buffalo worth Rs 9.25 crore star attraction at ongoing Gramodaya Mela, Chitrakoot

ALLAHABAD, Feb 27: His daily diet consists of 20 litres of milk, 10 kg fruits especially apple, turnip, 5 kg green fodder and 5 kg dry straw. His routine also includes a five-km walk daily.

Yuvraj, a super buffalo, has turned out to be a star attraction at the ongoing Gramodaya Mela, Chitrakoot, on the border of UP and MP being organised at Surendra Pal Gramodaya Field, Deendayal Campus, Chitrakoot, by the Union government.

“Yuvraj” is now a big prized catch at worth Rs 9.25 crore and this nine-year-old buffalo is attracting villagers of both UP and MP. He also weighs 15 quintals and is 11.5 feet long and 5.8 feet tall.

Kurukshetra (Harayana) resident and owner of Yuvraj Karamveer Singh told TOI over phone that Yuvraj is like his “family member” and he has reared him like a child.

For Singh, Yuvraj is priceless and his breed with a price tag of Rs 9.25 crore is also attracting people from all across the world.

Singh further maintained, “I spend Rs 3000 to 4000 per day for Yuvraj’s diet and other essentials.” He also claimed that animal’s semen also helps artificially inseminate their milch buffaloes.
A single ejaculation of Yuvraj, triggered with the help of a teaser animal or by electro-stimulation method, generates between 10-14 ml of semen, which is then diluted scientifically and 700 to 900 doses are prepared with it.

 Asked about how much his money-making buffalo earns for him, Karamvir claimed he roughly earned over 50 lakh per year from Yuvraj, but hastened to add that he spent a lot of the cash to keep his prized possession in good health.
“I spend roughly Rs 3,000 per day on nine-year-old Yuvraj’s food. The money which I earn from Yuvraj helps my family to keep my other cattle in better condition. I could have charged more than Rs 500 for a single dose, but I deliberately keep the price low as I want to carry on with this business as a social service,” added Karamvir.
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