Could you repeat that?
Would you like a guide to translate what your cows mean when they bellow? Or do you reckon you’ve got the gist? PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, Alexandra Green, is studying cattle bioacoustics, or as she says, “cow-moo-nication”. Alexandra is recording the vocalisations of dairy heifers and trying to work out what they are saying in response to different farming contexts. Essentially, early work shows cows will become more vocal when they are stressed or excited, but there is much more to learn. We’d be surprised if the study turns up anything that Australian dairy farmers don’t already know but it promises to be an interesting journey.