Farming & Cow Protection

Opening Times

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-6pm [5pm Winter]

Sunday:10am-7pm [6pm Winter]

Milking Times
Daily 10am-2pm

Feeding the Cows & Bulls

To maintain the health and well being of our cows, please only feed the grass (from our fields) available on the farm table.
You are welcome to bring vegetables (no fruit) but please do not feed these without checking with a member of staff first

Donations

https://crm.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=9

About New Gokul farm (Goshala)

The cow and the bull are very dear to Lord Krishna and by His kind arrangement they have a very close relationship with human society.

New Gokul takes loving care of a herd of 34 cows, 26 oxen and 2 Bulls, of whom 12 are milk-giving cows and 12 working oxen. the remainder are either juvenile or retired. Cows bear their first calf and start giving milk at 30 months; oxen start work at 24 months. In winter, when the grass stops growing and fields become waterlogged, the herd shelters indoors, where they have plenty of space and access to the open air. In the summer they prefer to be outside day and night..

The cows provide all the milk necessary for the offerings made to Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda. The bulls assist in working the land and in daily transport. In giving for the cows, not only will you look after the cows and bulls, but also help educate society about the urgent need for cow protection, Go-raksha.The responsibility of caring for Krishna’s cows certainly comes with the opportunity to witness many wonderful things about their nature.

Ox Dependent Working Farm

A unique feature of the farm is its growing reliance on ox power and hand milking. Milk produced on a sustainable and humane farm is better for people and better for the cows. New Gokula provides for the needs of the cows for their whole lives. Although it costs more than modern industrially-produced milk it costs less to the cow and the earth. The economics of Cow Protection is looked at in detail in Cows and The Earth, available from the Manor bookshop.

The new farm buildings, opened in 2010, are made from green oak, larch panelling, some shingle roofs, brick, steel fences and cement floors and walls. Rainwater harvested from the roof is stored in a large irrigation pond and used around the farm and estate. Borehole water is provided for the cows to drink and for washing floor areas. Hot water and room heating are assisted by the use of an air source heat pump and solar panels produce local electricity.

newgokul@krishnatemple.com