Cows with Names Give More Milk

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A cow with a name produces more milk than a cow without, say scientists at the School of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development at Newcastle University in the UK.  By giving a cow a name and treating it as an individual, farmers can increase a cow's annual milk yield by almost 500 pints.

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"Just as people respond better to the personal touch, cows also feel happier and more relaxed if they are given a bit more one-to-one attention," explains Catherine Douglas, one of the authors of the Newcastle study.

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"So are you saying that if everybody likes icecream, then nobody likes ice cream?"

Wow just Wow didn't say anything about ice cream, but if all ice cream was special, then no ice cream would be special.
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