This man quit his IT job to start a donkey milk farm

A 42-year-old man quit his IT job at a software company to start a donkey farm at a village in Dakshina Kannada district. The man was employed in a software firm until 2022 before he decided to quit and start “one of a kind India and Karnataka’s first donkey farming and training centre.”

According to
ANI, Srinivas Gowda has made an investment of around Rs 40 lakhs into his farm where he currently has 20 donkeys. The farm owner plans to sell donkey milk to everyone and at present has received orders worth Rs 17 lakh.

The BA graduate first started Isiri farms, an integrated agriculture and animal husbandry and veterinary services on a 2.3-acre plot at Ira village in 2020 after he quit his job in a software company.

“We are planning to sell donkey milk which has a lot of advantages. Our dream is that donkey milk should be available to everyone. Donkey milk is a medicine formula,” Gowda told

The farm, which opened on June 8, is the first of its kind in Karnataka and the second in country after one in Ernakulam district of Kerala.


The 42-year-old revealed that when he shared his idea of starting a donkey farm, many were apprehensive. Some even made fun of him.

“The donkey’s milk is delicious, very expensive and has medicinal value,”
PTI said quoting Gowda.

But people’s reaction to his idea did not demotivate Gowda, who is planning to supply donkey milk in packets.

The former IT professional is selling 30ml packets of donkey milk for Rs 150, which will be supplied through malls, shops and supermarkets.

Gowda also plans to sell the milk for beauty products.

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Roy Walsh

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