The concept of virtual reality is to help create an immersive environment so that users can truly feel like they’re in a different world. For the most part, this tech has largely been used in video games, but it looks like they’ve found their way into the farming industry where cows are being given VR goggles to wear.
Over in Aksaray, Turkey, cows that are stuck indoors for the winter have been given VR headsets to wear in an attempt to make them feel like they are outdoors. Apparently this is done to help boost the milk production of the cows and it appears to be working. From producing about 5.7 gallons a day, cows with the VR goggles are now producing 7 gallons a day.
This is actually not the first time we’re hearing about this method being used. A few years ago, this concept was tested out in Moscow, Russia where the VR headsets were used to help cows reduce anxiety and increase their production of milk, so it is clear that based on these tests so far, it actually works.
According to cattle breeder Izzet Kocak, he seems to be pleased with the results to the point where he intends to purchase an additional 10 headsets so that he can use it on more of his cows.