With onion takers disappearing, farmers in Indore have been feeding the vegetable to cattle in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
The result? Well you have it. Onion-flavoured milk!
After onions were fed to cows by the sacks, some of the customers reported a pungent, onion-flavour in the milk. When Indore Milk Producers Association probed the matter, they found that farmers had been feeding onions to their milch animals, reported association president Bharat Mathurawala.
“We have requested farmers not to feed onions to milch animals,” he added.
Mathurawala also reported that kapasya-khali costs had inflated, reaching around Rs 3,000 per quintal. Kapasya-khali is a cattle feed that is made from cotton oil cake.
Mathurwala has urged the need to remove 1% VAT on kapasya-khali to aid the farmers.
Vets have confirmed the possibilty of the flavour of milk being affected due to consumption of onion. The vet also reported that the onions may affect the cattle’s digestive system as well.