Shakespeare ‘boosts milk production’

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Farmers claim that performing William Shakespeare’s plays to cows can help them produce more milk.

A Kent theatre group staged the “bizarre experiment” to see if drama would have the same beneficial effect as classical music on cows.

The Changeling Theatre Company, which specialise in ‘very quirky, open-air Shakespeare productions’, performed for Friesian cows at a farm near Maidstone.

Liam Batt, a farm worker, added: “Perhaps there is something in the language of Shakespeare – we don’t know, but it seems to work and milk production has gone up four per cent.”

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