“Examples of dairy farms from different countries show that in a calm atmosphere, the quantity, and sometimes the quality, of milk increases markedly.”, pointed out the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region in an official statement.
How well does it work?
Pretty good, according to the initial tests. Experts noticed a decrease in the cows’ anxiety level and an increase in the emotional mood of the herd.
Another well-known method to stimulate cows in Russia is to play them classical music.
We’ll have to wait and see how well these relaxation techniques work but, at the end of the day, these tricks can’t compare to actually letting cattle graze peacefully on a pasture.