Rob Taverner, a 44-year-old British dairy farmer who believes that happy cows produce wholesome milk, has found a rather bizarre way to entertain the cows… by performing Tai Chi in front of the herd.
Rob is taking part in a new campaign by the Federation of Organic Milk Groups (FOMG) to ensure maximum levels of well-being in every pint of milk… by practicing the traditional Chinese martial art of Tai Chi.
Rob says… “We’ve noticed a close link between our own mood and the mood of the herd. By practising these moves, we feel calmer and happier and we think the cows are noticeably happier too. And if the cows are happy, healthy and relaxed they produce wholesome milk.” [Taverner’s Farm]
I’m not sure if the Tai Chi would make the cows happier, but I know I am after reading this news. Besides, I bet these farmers will have healthier bodies after all the Tai Chi practice.