Ugandan farmers may have a thing or two to pick from their counterparts from Meru, Kenya who are putting scientific research into action. Research indicates that music has the same effect on animals as it does on the human mind.
Under their umbrella body “Good Music”, they play reggae music for the cows to help them relax hence an increase in milk production. These farmers not only stop at that but as well ensure the animals have good sleeping conditions.
According to the research, music improves one’s mental wellbeing and physical health by buoying our mood and fends off depression. Music as well improves blood flow, lowers levels of stress hormones like cortisone and eases pain.
The Meru highlands Diary C.E.O Justus Nguu said the farmers use reggae music to get the cows to relax and yield more milk. Nguu added that a cow must be comfortable and relaxed on reggae as it is in that state that one gets the maximum milk output.
Besides the good music, Nguu said that good sleeping conditions of the cows also contribute to the high production of milk. This has encouraged farmers to construct modern cow sheds with automated milking facilities.
Ugandan farmers can as well pick a leaf from their Kenyan ‘Good Music’ counterparts and also add a bit of reggae within their farms.