Pampering cows at a glance

HAPPY COWS: Dairy farmers know that contented cows give more milk, and some are turning to a new array of creative options intended to keep cows as mellow – and productive – as possible.

MOO-SIC: Some farmers have installed waterbeds for their cows, while others play classical music. And some hire animal chiropractors to give older cows a tuneup and correct minor issues in calves.

PROOF IS IN PUDDING: There’s no sound scientific data to back up the claims, but dairy farmers say they can see that cows are giving more milk, the milk quality is improving and the herds seem to be enjoying the indulgences.