Cows are given virtual reality headsets so they think they are outside

Even cows get affected by the winter weather, so in an attempt to make them think they’re in warmer climbs one farmer has fitted his cattle up with virtual reality goggles.

Izzet Kocak, a farmer from Aksaray, Turkey, has had to bring his cows inside for the winter, but still wants them to think they’re outside enjoying sunny pastures and green grass.

His solution? He’s fitted his cattle with virtual reality goggles to make them think that they are in fact enjoying some luscious green fields in the sunshine.

According to The Sun, Kocak tried out the headsets on two of his livestock after a study suggested the pleasant scenes make the cows happier which in turn leads to them producing more milk.

Apparently, it’s worked too, with output increasing from 22 liters to 27 liters a day.

Izzet has form when it comes to trying out unusual methods to make his animals happier and more productive. He used to play his 180 animals classical music in order to improve their mood and is apparently so pleased with the VR sets that he plans to buy ten more headsets.

He said: “They are watching a green pasture and it gives them an emotional boost. They are less stressed.”

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Source: The Khaama Press News Agency

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