Farmer: classical music makes bigger pigs

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Jan. 16 (UPI) — A Vietnamese pig farmer says the classical music he plays over the loudspeakers at his farm has a soothing effect on his animals.

Nguyen Chi Cong said he began playing the works of Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert over the sound system six years ago for the benefit of his employees and found the music also benefited his pigs, Sky News reported Tuesday.

“I saw that my pigs started eating more and that they were gaining weight faster than usual,” he said.

He said he now plays the music twice daily from 7-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. to entertain the musically inclined swine.

“I think I am the first farmer in Vietnam to apply this technique,” Cong said.

“Local farmers come here to learn from my experience,” he said. “I think that music is good not just for pigs but also for other domestic animals.”

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FINALLY!Now I know why I eat more and gain weight quickly.

2 Comments

  1. My cat loves Chopin, but I can’t recall that it’s ever made him eat more. Then again, he DOES weigh 18 pounds … maybe I’m playing too much Chopin?

  2. Patricia Mitchell

    Hmmm. I wonder! And I wonder if minimalist music would help ME lose weight … ya think?