The Rishi Valley Dairy meets the daily milk requirements of the
school. It is considered one of the finest in Andhra Pradesh
and has won several prizes. Over the years, it has participated
actively along with the Animal Husbandry Department of the
Government of Andhra Pradesh in improving the neighbourhood
livestock. The department considers the Holstein Friesian hybrids
of sufficient quality to buy all the bull calves for improving
the stock of cattle in the state.
There are 74 cows in the dairy, with 42 heifers and calves.
The average production of milk per day is 560 litres. Ten acres
of land are given over to growing grasses of various kinds for
At present, we are attempting to gain expertise in the preservation
and improvement of domesticated native species of draft animals.
We are concentrating on the famed Ongole, whose population is
dwindling. Our herd that began with six cows imported from the
coastal region of A.P. presently numbers 14; the oxen are much
admired by the local people.