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'Swine Kleine Nacht Musik'

by 5m Editor
18 January 2007, at 6:07pm

VIETNAM - A pig farmer in Vietnam is using the melodies of Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert to boost productivity.

Nguyen Chi Cong plays the music of the three composers to his 3,000 pigs while they are eating. The 44-year-old said he started playing recordings of classical symphonies and sonatas over loudspeakers six years ago for the benefit of his workers.

But he also found the music had a soothing effect on the pigs. "I saw that my pigs started eating more and that they were gaining weight faster than usual," he said.

He now plays the tunes of the great European composers daily from 7-11am and 2-4pm. "I think I am the first farmer in Vietnam to apply this technique."

Source: Sky News

5m Editor