An East Yorkshire farmer hires a Goth band to play to his sheep twice a week to improve the health of his herd.
Richard Towse says the 200 sheep at his Bridlington farm have produced better wool and more lambs since their musical interludes started.
The 44-year-old has been getting teenage Goth band Torsohorse to play to the sheep in their barn.
He told the Sunday People: "I read somewhere that music helps produce healthier sheep so decided to give a local rock band a chance.
"I have been astonished by the response. My ewes have produced nearly double the number of lambs this year. And all the animals' wool coats are a lot fuller and healthier."
Sixteen-year-old singer Lianne McGuire said: "It was really weird playing to a load of sheep, but it's incredible how much they seem to like it."
who listens to goth? sheep.
Farmer pays Goth band to play to sheep twice a week
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1. "It was really weird playing to a load of sheep, but it's incredible how much they seem to like it." Now you know what working for a major record labels is like.
2. Torsohorse? No, seriously: Torsohorse?
I know what you're thinking, but don't do it. By the time you got the barn repainted, brought the loft up to code, and worked out a proper under-the-floor hay-delivery system, the fad would be over, and the new in-thing for sheep would be attending soccer matches.
One would imagine that all the new sheep born since this has started have
black coats. No doubt they also complain how the older sheep "are just a
bunch of old farts, and don't appreciate the music like we do."