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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Stressed cows produce less milk. The solution? R.E.M.'s hit "Everybody Hurts," at least according to a study by the University of Leicester. It's not just the perfect song for an angsty '90s montage; it helps cows relax and release more oxytocin, which is central to milk production. Slow jams boosted milk output by 3 percent, researchers found, which might not sound like a lot -- but every little bit helps, right? In light of the news that "consistent and calming" tunes help cows most, Modern Farmer compiled a suggested playlist to loosen up your livestock:

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What a Difference A Day Makes, Aretha Franklin Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkel Moon River, Danny Williams Perfect Day, Lou Reed Oronoco Flow, Celtic Woman

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That's me in the corner. That's me in the spotlight, losing my lactation.

#1 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2014-02-20 10:14 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 4

On the down side, listening to R.E.M. made the bulls not want to breed.

#2 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-02-20 10:24 AM | Reply | Flag:

"On the down side, listening to R.E.M. made the bulls not want to breed."

Uhhh, you ever live on a farm, 'Stang?

#3 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2014-02-23 03:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

R.E.M. // MTV Unplugged (4/10/1991)

#4 | Posted by reitze at 2014-02-23 08:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

Cow's milk is for cows. Sweet beast milk is another story.

#5 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-02-23 10:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

Cow's milk is for cows. Sweet beast milk is another story.

What kind of beast?

#6 | Posted by goatman at 2014-02-23 10:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

breast, not beast

#7 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-02-23 10:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

#7 No _ difference.

#8 | Posted by reitze at 2014-02-24 12:08 AM | Reply | Flag:

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