Happy cow is prolific worker

Happy cow is prolific worker

Dairies try massage, waterbeds – anything for more production
In this May 16, 2012, photo, veterinarian Sara Gilbertson performs a chiropractic adjustment on a dairy cow in Cleveland, Wis. There's no sound scientific data to back up the claims, but dairy farmers say they believe contented cows give more milk. Farmers are turning to creative tactics to keep the cows comfortable, including waterbeds to rest on, classical music in the barn and occasional chiropractic care. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)
A May 16, 2012, photo shows Lucky, a dairy cow on the Meyer farm in Chilton, Wis. Lucky's owners said that after she began limping and laying around more, they hired a chiropractor to adjust her and have seen positive results. It's all part of the effort to ensure maximum milk output. There's no sound scientific data to back up the claims, but dairy farmers say they believe they're seeing improved productivity. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

Happy cow is prolific worker

In this May 16, 2012, photo, veterinarian Sara Gilbertson performs a chiropractic adjustment on a dairy cow in Cleveland, Wis. There's no sound scientific data to back up the claims, but dairy farmers say they believe contented cows give more milk. Farmers are turning to creative tactics to keep the cows comfortable, including waterbeds to rest on, classical music in the barn and occasional chiropractic care. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)
A May 16, 2012, photo shows Lucky, a dairy cow on the Meyer farm in Chilton, Wis. Lucky's owners said that after she began limping and laying around more, they hired a chiropractor to adjust her and have seen positive results. It's all part of the effort to ensure maximum milk output. There's no sound scientific data to back up the claims, but dairy farmers say they believe they're seeing improved productivity. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
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