What will happen to milking cows that listen to the radio?

- the reason why they can do "good work" with favorite Mozart -

It has been said that more milk is obtained with background music, which is Mozart, than without music. In fact, there is an old genre painting in England on which milkwomen are milking cows with a radio in their neibourhood. They might have done so because it has been known by experience that the quantity of milk increases by music or human voice. However, the scientists do not officially admit such relation between the milk quantity and music.
About this, Dr. Sternheimer says: "From the point of view of the protein music, there is certain relations between the music of Mozart and the quality of milk." The characteristic music style of Mozart can be recognized in the melody of prolactin, a protein which plays an important role in producing milk in cows and is also called mammotropic hormone.
A musicologist points out: "The melody of prolactin contains several passages very similar to those of Mozart. One typical example is the final 8 notes in the attached score." A pianist finds out, in the attached score, a feature seen in the earliest works of Mozart at his Salzburg period.

Prolactin facilitates to produce tasty milk

So as to verify his theory, Dr. Sternheimer made some experiments with cows in Charente at the central west of France: what will be the difference between milk with music and that without music? At milking, the music of lactogloblin and lactoalbumin in addition to that of prolactin were played near cows. Then the quantity of whey became one third of that obtained in the case of no music, and therefore milk with high quality rich in proteins were obtained. Cheese made from the milk was, according to a testing panel, very delicious. The cheese made of the milk was also sold in a shop in Paris and the sales became 6 times more than usual during 2 weeks when the experiment has been carried out.
We have already made "musical bread" and now tasty cheese with music came to join it. We miss then good musical wine.
Setting aside the topic, we must be very careful when the music of protein is applied to cows. If prolactin is too stimulated in cows, they tend to be affected with mammites. It is to be noted that "musical remedy" should be used appropriately. Readers, therefore, must be cautious not to play the attached score for amusing although it corresponds to the melody of the prolactin of cow and not of human beings.

Cows affected with the mad-cow disease may be saved by using the protein music

As for other diseases of cows, there may be pointed out the mad-cow disease about which much was talked recently. This disease is officially called the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), which makes the brain of cow a sponge-like material and leads them to death. The first cow affected with this disease was discovered in 1986 in England. There is also a counterpart for human being, which is called the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Both diseases, of cows and of human beings, are said to be caused by a protein called prion which is neither a virus nor a bacterium.
What is then the protein melody corresponding to the prion? Here again, let's listen to Dr. Sternheimer: "Since the 1950's, the effect of the music of Mozart on the milking of cows has been appeared, for example, in newspapers. Then, many breeders in England began to switch on the radio during the daytime in their cattle pen although Mozart is not always heard from the radio...
By the way, among melodies we hear often in these years, there is one - the so-called "trance" music - which contains a passage common to that of prion at its repeated portion and which may promote the synthesis of the prion. It is therefore no wonder if cows in the cattle pens heard such music with this passage from the radio which were on during the daytime and they were influenced unfavorably. If the music is uncomfortable for us, we can turn off the radio or leave the place not to hear the music any more, and we can avoid the harm which may bring us. However, cows cannot escape from the music even if they feel it uncomfortable."
Dr. Sternheimer, therefore, proposes that it will be worth while trying, as a measure for coping with the mad-cow disease by using the music of protein, to put the music which inhibits the prion on the air so as to be heard by cows.