… all because of classical music. Of course.

THE turkeys at the GreenAg farm of Kingsthorpe farmer Ewart Sylvester are a bit more spoilt than the turkeys on your average farm because they get to listen to music 24 hours a day.

And they are a little bit picky too, because it is classical and baroque music for these turkeys or nothing – hip hop and Black Sabbath just do not make the cut.

The music, which consists of a 10-track playlist that includes Mozart, is played to the turkeys so they can calmly go about their days.

Mr Sylvester, who has been farming turkeys for just more than one year, said the process enhanced the quality and texture of the meat. He said he was blown away by the technique.

“You would be amazed. It’s unbelievable,” he said.

Mr Sylvester said when he first started to farm the turkeys they would chirp and make a huge racket all day, but when the music started playing they became much happier and a lot calmer.

“Because of the music and the atmosphere they’re not so agitated,” he said.

“It’s a very holistic approach to farming, all so the animals can be the best they can be.”

… all so we can eat them later!


Hmmm. Would I want to chomp on a turkey that only recently was enjoying a Mozart concert?


  1. Turkey farming with Mozart. Hmmm, I’m trying to add Mozart as a background score to the infamous Sarah Palin turkey snuff film.

    Maybe the slow movement of the 21st piano concerto…?