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Do you want to improve your cows' milk quality? Play them Mozart

CowsThe Chirigota farm on the outskirts of Madrid is using an innovative system to produce the best quality milk possible from its milking cows.

The bovines are treated like VIP's at this Spanish farm with the help of accessories such as waterbeds, electronic brushes and sprinklers that have turned the complex into a five-star hotel for pampered cows.

However, the biggest influence on milk quality, according to the farm owners, is the use of music. It is not any old music though, but that of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. "It is relaxing for them but at the same time it is dynamic, it keeps the cows active. The trick is not to have music too relaxing," added Nicolas Sieber. What the music does for cows is passed onto the milk both in the quality and quantity of the milk they are producing. Any other cow on a normal farm would normally produce 29 liters daily, these cows yield is between 30 to 35 liters per day.

The milk, which is marketed exclusively under the farm's own brand name of Priegola, also has higher levels of healthy fats and proteins.

Source: Eitb24
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