Daisy makes milk

A British study has revealed that cows with names like Daisy, Gertrude or Buttercup produce more milk than their sisters with no names.

Researchers from Newcastle University have said that cattle that are given the personal touch can produce up to 284 litres of milk more a year than those that receive no interaction.

Dairy farmer Dennis Gibb from the Eachwick Red House Farm near Newcastle, who took part in the research, said: “We love our cows here at Eachwick and every one of them has a name. Collectively, we refer to them as our ladies but we know every one of them and each one has her own personality.”

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