In early seventies most of the households of the villages surrounding the Muthurajawela Mash were having milking cows at their households to obtain daily needs of milk for their own consumption and sold the excess milk to their neighbors. Due to lack of proper system to sell their excess milk and popularization of powdered milk, nobody wanted to develop these house hold activities as an enterprise.


Although still few people continue rearing milking cows, there is no significant effort visible in and around Muthurajawela Marshland and lack of proper collection & extension system and an assured justified farm gate price for their milk is the inhibitant factor in growth of small dairy farming