Army Radio interviews a dairy farmer from Kibbutz Zikim, in the Hof Ashkelon region, who says that the stress humans feel during the hostilities is also experienced by cows.

The farmer says that the near constant sirens and sounds of explosions heard over the last few days causes stress that manifests in reduced quantity and quality of milk. Irregular milking due to attacks also harm production, he says.

The dairy farmer union has opened a hot line for farmers offering them advise on how to calm the nerves of their bovine friends.

Dairy cows in Kibbutz Galgal (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Dairy cows in Kibbutz Galgal (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

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