The Effect of Classical Music on Milk Production, Milk Components and Milking Characteristics of Holstein Friesian

Metin Kıyıcı J. , Tüzemen N., Koçyiğit R.

Journal of Tekirdağ Agricultural Faculty (JOTAF), vol.10, no.3, pp.74-81, 2013 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Tekirdağ Agricultural Faculty (JOTAF)
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-81


The aim of the present study was! to evaluate effects of the music on milk yield, milk composition and milkability  characteristics of Holstein Friesian cattle. In the research was carrie out wit 40 cows of Holstein Friesian. Effect of  music was not significant on milk yield traits and this values were obtained 10.87±0.18 lt in! the listening music group and 10.83±0.20 lt in the control group. Statistical differences detected were due to check week (P<0.01), stage of lactation (P<0.01) and number of lactation (P<0.01). The effect of music was not statistically significant (P<0.05) in milking time and! this values were obtained music and control groups respectively 6.27±0.12 min ve 6.68±0.13 min. In the both treatment!and control group milking  characteristics was significant positive moderate and highly correlated with milk yield. Milk composition was negatively correlated with milking time and milk composition was very significant negatively moderate and highly correlated with milk flow rate. The result of present study indicated that had no effect on milk yield of the music application but it was found to have a positive impact on the milking time.