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Happy cows produce more milk
Happy cows produce more milk, according to researchers at Newcastle University. Cattle that are named and treated with a more personal touch can increase milk yields by up to 500 pints each year. The study was carried out by the university's School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development and involved 516 farmers across the UK. Published in the journal Anthrozoos, the study found farmers who named their cows gained a higher milk yield than farmers with unnamed cows. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 28 January 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
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