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Northwest Share has two cow shelters - one in Redmond, WA and another in Auburn, WA. These cow shelters have all facilities to provide our cows with a natural environment and ample food to live a happy life. Our cows are taken care of and fed well. We derive encouragement and motivation to serve our cows with love and care from the instructions given to us by our acharya and guru A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad.

Srila Prabhupad said, "The Supreme Personality of Godhead, in His instructions of Bhagavad-gita, advises go-raksya, which means cow protection. The cow should be protected, milk should be drawn from the cows, and this milk should be prepared in various ways. One should take ample milk, and thus one can prolong one's life, develop his brain, execute devotional service, and ultimately attain the favor of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As it is essential to get food grains and water by digging the earth, it is also essential to give protection to the cows and take nectarean milk from their milk bags."

Letter from Srila Prabhupada to: Harbanslal August 2, 1958 Bombay

Importance of Milk
Milk is known for its richness in calcium and thus its importance for your bones. Milk also contains protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fat.

Protein is important to fight diseases, renew cells, build muscles and maintain healthy hair and nails. That is why your diet should provide enough proteins. Milk is an important source of protein, since each glass contains almost 8 grams. The source of carbohydrates in milk is lactose which gives energy to the body.

Minerals and vitamins: Milk is rich in many nutrients that are essential for good health, for stronger bones (Calcium, Vitamin D, Phosphorous), for more energy (B vitamins), for a stronger immune system and for healthier skin (Vitamin A). Fats in milk constitute essential fatty acids which are important for body cells

Cow protection and care
Goloka Farm Expansion

A 50-acre identified land in Enumclaw, WA with 300 cow capacity and professional dairy for a community cow farm where everyone can participate. It'll also serve as a holistic center for the following activities.

  • Japa retreats
  • Camping
  • Overnight stay
  • Health SPA
  • Protect Cows

The Goloka farm expansion purchased a land in Enumclaw, WA for $800,000/- We need to raise to raise additional money for cooling unit, pasteurizer, clean rooms, and for clearing and grading the land for cow use.

Cow shelter at Goloka farm
How can you take part in serving cows
Contribution Levels Suggested Donation
Adopt a cow $2000
Sponsor Cow purchase $4,000
Care of a cow during winter $ 1,000
Medical care for a cow $ 1,000
Feed a Cow for a year $6,000
Feed a cow for a month $500
Sponsor bull purchase $4,000
Adopt Land - 5000 sq ft $10,000
Clean rooms $10,000
Milk parlour $20,000
Cooling Tank $20,000
Farm Cleaning $10,000
Pasteuriser $30,000
Cow Shelter Redmond WA