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Mozart makes for fatter pigs

PigsA Vietnamese pig farmer says he has found a novel way to boost productivity, by exposing his 3 000 hogs to the melodies of Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert while they have their snouts in the trough.

Nguyen Chi Cong, 44, said he started playing recordings of classical symphonies and sonatas over loudspeakers six years ago for the benefit of his workers, only to find the music also had a soothing effect on the pigs.

"I saw that my pigs started eating more and that they were gaining weight faster than usual," said Cong, who told AFP he now blasts his animals with the tunes of the great European composers daily from 7am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm.

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