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New Gokul farm at Bhaktivedanta Manor officially open

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Hailed as a blue-print for the future of farming, the cows at the New Gokul project have been described as living in the “Hilton of farms”.

The care received by the 44 cows and bulls, mostly dairy Short Horns and Meuse-Rhine-Yssel is unparalleled . For example, relaxing music is played to the cows as they are hand-milked, and they are allowed to live their full natural life-span.

On Saturday 6th November, from 10am, the opening of a fully sustainable farm project was performed by thirty priests who will be chanting Vedic mantras . New Gokul, a farm on which no animal will be killed or harmed, stands as an iconic venture which protects both the animals and the environment.

The innovative concept of the farm which is part of Bhaktivedanta Manor, is regarded as a blue print for future sustainable farming. At its core is the ethos that treats animals and the environment with the highest respect. Having taken over five years to complete, it stands as a feat of accomplishment for the community. The project demonstrates the community’s respect of the earth and those with whom we share it.

New Gokul’s main features are its oak build, ox power in the fields and treadmill, ox cart rides, hand milking and humane treatment of cows and the full viewing facility so that all visitors can see the working of the farm. Already the farm has a wide range of visitors, of which ten of thousands of school children and public visit the farm annually.

Guests of honour at the opening ceremonies included His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami, Dominic Grieve QC MP the Attorney General, Joyce D’Silva from Compassion in World Farming, MPs, Mayors and representatives from the faith, environment and farming communities.


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