HDTV Install in Cow Barn • Really!

Over the past 20 years I’ve installed TVs in some pretty strange and unique places but when I came upon this, at first, I didn’t believe it was true.

In Russia like Canada it gets very cold in the winter and dairy cattle which normally graze outside on pasture land during the summer are cooped up inside heated barns during the long cold winter months.

A Russian dairy farmer noticed milk production in the summer was far greater than production in the winter.  The astute farmer also read an article that said dairy cows that see green fields and pasture are happier and will produce more milk.

Putting his theory to the test the Russian dairy farmer bought several Samsung 40” Series 7 LED TV’s and had them installed in his cow barn this fall.  On the TV’s he plays a continuous broadcast loop of some of the most greenest pasture land in the world “The fields and pasture land of the Swiss Alps”.

So does it work?  We’ll the jury’s still out.  The farmer wired half the barn with flat screen TVs and the other half with nothing.  He’s going to monitor the milk production this winter to determine if the Flat Screen TV’s playing landscape videos increase milk production or not.  If this experiment works – It looks like there will be a whole new market for TV installers and integrators.  Hey – Wait a minute if it works for cows – how about chickens,  horses and pigs?  Hmm…..

I can’t wait for the research results to come in

Now let’s all sing:  Old McDonald had a farm ei,ei,o and on his farm he had 25 Flat Screens ei,ei,o,  with a flat screen here and a flat screen there, here, there everywhere a flat screen, Old McDonald had a farm ei,ei,o

I can’t believe I’m saying this but … If you would like flat screens installed in your barn give Doyle at ION Security and Integration a call 780-489-5522 or email info@ionsecuritysystems.com

Source – englishrussia.com/2010/03/18/russian-tv-watching-cows/
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