Cows fitted with VR headsets to improve their mood, boost milk production

Cows fitted with VR headsets to improve their mood, boost milk production

Farmers in Russia are experimenting with virtual reality goggles as a tool to relax cows and increasing milk production. As per the Ministry of Agriculture and Food in the Moscow region, sets of VR goggles, modified for the shape of cow heads were placed on multiple bovines. The VR glasses supposedly led to a notable ’decrease in anxiety and an increase in the overall emotional mood of the herd’.

Timothy
Timothy
porcus
porcus 3 months

That... doesn't look like it would reduce anxiety, may increase it though.

white cis male monster!
white cis male monster! 3 months

But it’s the suffering that makes them so tasty...

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 3 months

That looks like it does not cover a cow's field of vision. Prey animals have a wider field of vision than predators such as us.

Paul C
Paul C 3 months

If it reduces their anxiety, maybe they fart less. Cow farts are contributing to global warming, so this should please Greta. (Here's hoping I never have to see that weird scrunched up face she does, couldn't sleep for a few days last time I saw it.)

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 3 months

Soon: I give you a choice bovine Neo, you take the blue pill; the story ends, you wake up in the pasture and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill; you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

MoralKombat
MoralKombat 3 months

Might be a good way to keep them calm and distracted while being slaughtered.

Randy Souse-Git
Randy Souse-Git 3 months

Alert the pentagon. We're falling behind and need to close the bovine gap.

SimonR
SimonR 3 months

There is only one screen directly forward? What a design fail. Their eyes are practically on the side of their heads ffs.

Deimantas
Deimantas 3 months

It's Russia

Thomas
Thomas 3 months

A foreshadowing of our own fates

VanityCulture_
VanityCulture_ 3 months

cows playing VR Goat simulator

Big Nate
Big Nate 3 months

Now even cows are getting anxiety.

I have no idea
I have no idea 3 months

Having a giant box stuck to my face reduces my anxiety. /s

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 3 months

More importantly, what are they seeing?

ithpally321
ithpally321 3 months

Why not?

Seekster
Seekster 3 months

Next we must teach the cows to play Beat Saber.

AD C
AD C 3 months

cows have eyes towards the side of their heads. Meaning VR-head sets meant for humans should only barely work at all. They might provide calming noises though.

Frederick
Frederick 3 months

I don't know about you but this article scares me.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 3 months

this seems stupid on so many levels

Chris Cahill
Chris Cahill 3 months

I wonder how much of ya foreign aid made its way into buying these. /s

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