Udderly important new technology shows quality of cows’ sleep | 1 NEWS

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We know sleep is good for humans, but now scientists in New Zealand are shifting their minds to learn more about how much sleep cows are getting.

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Just like humans, cows need a good night’s sleep in order to be productive.
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AgResearch has been using sensor devices on cows while they hit the hay to reveal their sleep stages.

“There’s been a little bit of research into cows and their sleep, but generally we don’t know a whole lot about how much sleep they need and how important it is for their wellbeing,” researcher Laura Hunter told 1 NEWS.

“We can actually use these tools to study their sleep accurately and we’ve seen some pretty interesting sleep patterns. They tend to have a nap in the morning, and then they’ll get most of…

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