Recently I met Joel Spry from ABC Radio in Darwin. He’s from an ex-dairy farming family who played classical music to the cows to help with let-down at milking time and to the chooks to make for happy layers. The neighbours’ merinos were lulled with music to stop them chewing on each other’s valuable wool come shearing time.

Nora the Piano Cat Nora the Piano Cat. Photo © Burnell Yow!

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