B4FA Fellow Michael Ssali writes:
Farmers mainly keep cows as a form of wealth. Cow dung and urine are good manure for crops.
Keeping cows should lead to increased crop production and higher income. Cows also produce milk which farmers sell.
However milk is delicate and quite perishable. As food handlers, farmers have a responsibility to produce good, clean milk.
If the milk is unclean it may not have a good taste and it may go sour. Unclean milk can also cause illness to the consumers. There are some activities the farmer can do to produce good milk. Read more