Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's udderly divine!

I had to laugh at the expression on this cow's face.

It's getting a rub-down from the latest thing in dairy farming. The Daily Mail reports:

The animal is enjoying a spell in the cow wash, which, according to its designers DeLaval, is welcome news for farmers as well.

The cow wash boosts milk production by improving the animal's blood circulation and stopping the spread of disease, says the company.

The company has already sold 30,000 cow washes in its native Sweden, and is now bringing the product to the UK.

A spokesman said the cows enjoy the sensation of being brushed and it can boost milk production by 3.5per cent.

. . .

'It is very popular among dairy farmers. Cows using the swinging cow brush are cleaner, calmer and therefore more balanced.'

A study conducted by scientists in the USA found the brush resulted in better animal health due to an increase in blood circulation.

There's more at the link.

There's only one problem I can foresee . . . if this sort of thing boosts cow production, how long can it be before employers begin installing them in human offices and factories, to give us all a rub-down for productivity's sake?



Wayne Conrad said...

I don't care if they do install one at my work. I ain't giving milk!

ShortWoman said...

That cow does look super happy. And oh, if only employers did give have someone just come through to give chair massages!

Anonymous said...

My employer already employs massage therapists to rub-down employees for increased productivity.

Anonymous said...

If happy cows taste better, then everyone wins. I mean, except the cow.


Christina RN LMT said...

Yeah, what Anonymous's proven that employee productivity increases and absenteeism decreases when companies employ massage therapists to provide massage to employees.

And Kobe beef is so delicious because the cattle receive massage by specially trained therapists. ;)

Peter said...

Careful, Christina . . . if they put masseurs and/or masseuses into the office to give me a periodic rubdown, I might be so happy I'd Wagyu!


DaddyBear said...

I'd be all for having a masseur or masseuse on staff. Maybe then some of my co-workers would relax enough to have the stick removed from their rearward facing orifice. After that they could start working on their anal-cranial interface.

Anonymous said...

If you've ever spent any time at a dary farm, a cow-wash is a GREAT idea!