Milking Mozart in Spain
Farmers in Spain and Israel also claim that playing Mozart’s music to their cows enhances the taste of their milk by making it sweeter.
700 cows were exposed to Mozart’s Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra. Once these animals were just normal, run-of-the-mill dairy cows avoiding milking time with a vengeance. Believe it or not, since the strains of Mozart’s music have been wafting through their stalls at milking time – a dramatic shift in temperament AND production was witnessed by the farmers.
Now, these formerly agitated cows line up quietly to be milked. They don’t seem to mind all the poking and prodding one little bit.
What’s even more exciting is that these happy cows are now producing anywhere from 1 to 6 additional liters of milk a day, compared to the cows who aren’t listening to Mozart.
Remember, these are cows. Not people. There is NO placebo effect happening here.
The ‘Mozart Effect’ has been known to boost IQ and make people smarter and more creative. Only recently has it been tested on animals.
Mozart, in a nutshell, wrote music which does two things simultaneously. Its beautiful harmonies, legato melodies and florid allegros stimulate the brain. At the same time Mozart relaxes the muscles. This is how humans - and now cows - can live up to their fullest potential.
I reckon we might be hearing more about the Moozart Effect.
The farmers have said how much more relaxed and alert they themselves feel as well. I’m sure they’re thrilled about the results their cows are getting for one thing.
As it turns out, the cows’ milk also has higher levels of healthy fats and proteins, as well as that sweeter taste.
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Tania Gabrielle French
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