WASFeb. 18 (UPI) -- Scientists have known for years that the milk production of cows goes up when the animals listen to music. Farmers have known this too. But deciding exactly what songs to play remains an imprecise science.
“I am not sure why there is not more research on the cow-music-milk production relationship,” says Dr. Leanne Alworth recently told Modern Farmer. Alworth is the assistant director of University Research Animal Resources at the University of Georgia’s School of Veterinary Medicine. “Perhaps because most researchers interested in animal welfare are not looking at production parameters specifically?”