Video of Escaped Cows Captured by Woman's Ring Doorbell Camera
Barely three weeks after moving into her Warner Robins, Georgia, home, a woman named Alisha got the shock of her life. She was awakened at three in the morning by her Ring device notifying her of movements outside of her house. What she found was not intruders, but something more bizarre : a herd of escaped cows trampling all over her lawn.The cows had mysteriously escaped a dairy farm and made their way onto her street across a nearby building site. Warner Robins is home to several dairy farms.The Ring device that alerted Alisha was a Christmas present. It’s a doorbell technology equipped with motion sensor capable of recording videos of movements detected in the 30-feet radius. Alisha could never have predicted that the first thing the device would record was cows chomping on her brand-new landscaping. #cow #RingDoorbellCamera #EscapedAnimal
The Blue Cows of Latvia
A rare breed of cow is now a symbol of Latvian pride- and it's blue! A hundred years ago, the blue cows were once numerous along the Baltic Sea. This hardy breed can stay outside through the winter if necessary, will thrive on coastal grasses that are inadequate for other cows, and they are so maternal that they will raise any orphan or abandoned calf. With the rise of the Soviet Union, it seemed as though the blue cow's days were over. The Soviets valued production over variety, and the blue cow does not produce milk in the quantities that other breeds do, so they were almost driven to extinction. In 2000, there were only 18 blue cows left.
Turkish Farmer Gives Cows VR Headsets to Reduce Anxiety and Increase Milk Production
Motivated by the desire to increase milk supplies, a livestock farmer in Turkey got in on the virtual reality bandwagon. He strapped his cows with VR headsets displaying rolling green pastures to give the cattle an emotional boost.Though borderline Black Mirror-level disturbing, the plan seemed to be working. The VR-equipped cows produced 27 liters of milk per day as compared to 22 liters turned out by the other cows in the farm. This unorthodox method might somehow be the answer to farmers looking to grow their production volume without adding more animals. On the other hand, knowing the cows are less productive in its VR-less state might mean the current livestock industry is treating the animals poorly. Cheap produce or ethical animal treatment, must we choose one?#virtualreality #cow #milk #VR
Flying Cows Spotted in Switzerland
In Switzerland, cows spend their summers grazing in the high meadows, then descend to the valleys at the end of the season. However, there are always a few cows who become injured or suffer a strain, so dairy farmers call in the helicopters. This year, ten cows needed a lift part of the way down the mountain. They didn't seem to mind the flight at all.
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