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Sunday, January 09, 2022
Farmer gives cows VR headsets to reduce anxiety and increase milk production
A farmer has turned to virtual reality headsets to make his cooped-up cows think they’re outside in a meadow.
Izzet Kocak, from Turkey, has turned to the high-tech headgear after seeing a study suggesting it makes the cows happier. This, in turn, means they produce more milk.
Kocak says the move is already paying off. He’s given the headsets to two of his cows and noted that milk production went up from 22 litres to 27 litres a day.
And what are the cows seeing through the VR goggles? Apparently, it’s visions of the outside world...MORE