• August 26, 2011
  • Katlin Owens

Dancing Cows

A dancing cow is a happier cow. A recent university agricultural sciences study found that dairy cows produced more milk while listening to classical and country music versus rock or hip hop. Surely, you've also noticed that your ride-along pet has certain choice "rhythm and beat" tunes as well. After a long day of driving, even a trucker needs to wind down with some "jams." I, for one, love to fall asleep to classical music playing softly in my truck.

Medical studies also show that music can have a remarkably positive effect on the brain which, in turn, affects the entire body. Some of these are relief from stress, enhanced breathing, improved blood circulation, relaxed muscles, increased endurance during workouts, and decreased high-blood pressure. Music of some kind is being played just about everywhere we go. Even dentists are catching on to the calming effects that music has on patients.

There is little doubt that music has become a central part of our modern culture. Some music may be deemed distasteful to some, while for others it is considered art. It can be a necessary stimulant in the mornings, a perfect elixir in the afternoon, and a soothing relaxant in the evening. There is music for just about every emotion we experience, good or bad, joyful or sad. It is a constantly evolving part of our daily lives even more so with today's technology. Now, it's time to turn up your radio, sit back and watch the road, because as country singer Jerry Reed famously sang, "We've got a long ways to go and short time to get there!"


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