18 June, 2012
The majority of farmers in the South West believe
it's beneficial to chat with or play music to their livestock,
according to a new survey.
In a poll by the RSCPA, 51 per cent of farmers in the South West
claimed that they play music to their animals, whilst over three
quarters speak to them on a regular basis. It is believed that
doing so can help improve stress levels and the general health of a
According to express.co.uk, 77 per cent of farmers across the
nation as a whole admit to either talking or playing music to their
David Tory, from West Dorset, is one farmer who enjoys playing
classic rock music to his cows. In an interview with
thisiscornwall.co.uk, he claimed that it has helped improved milk
production on his farm.
He said: "Put simply, a stressed and unhappy cow won't drop her
milk but we never have that problem with our girls. The cows love a
bit of Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones. It makes them chilled out
and relaxed and that's what produces great milk.
"As for chatting to our animals, we never stop. It helps us
build a trusting relationship with them and it makes us feel happy
and relaxed too, which can only be a good thing for everyone's
Source: Vertical Leap