Cow grazes with virtual reality goggles in Aksaray, Turkey, on December 26, 2021. Cattle breeder Izzet Kocak tried the goggles, developed in Russia, to increase the cows’ milk yield and had positive results. (Photo by Zekeriya Karadavut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Virtual reality technology apparently isn’t solely for humans.
Turns out some folks got the nifty idea to outfit cows with virtual reality goggles in the winter in the hopes of boosting their milk production, the Sun reported . Say what?
The goggles were developed with veterinarians and first tested on a farm in Moscow, the paper said, adding that cattle breeder Izzet Kocak put them on two cows in Aksaray, Turkey, and results have been favorable.
Believe it or not, the cows’ milk output has increased from 5.8 gallons to 7 gallons a day, the Sun said. Instead of looking at a chilly indoor facility, the cows are “watching a green pasture, and it gives them an emotional boost. They are less stressed,” Kocak told the paper.
Russia’s agriculture ministry said the system was developed based on the principle that cows perceive shades of red better than shades of blue and green, the Sun said.
“During the first test, experts recorded a […]
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