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Fake ‘Love’ Cows
Status: Strange News
Ambreed, a New Zealand cattle breeding company, has developed a fake cow to collect semen from bulls. The fake cow is "a small go-kart with natural cowhide on its roof" (kind of like a Real Doll, but for cows). It's been exhibiting this fake cow at the Fieldays agricultural exhibition in New Zealand, promoting the device with live "sex shows" of bulls mounting the device. Here's how it works:
The go-kart, driven by a human operator, draws close to a bull and adjusts to the proper height. The experience can be a little alarming. "It's quite a daunting feeling when you consider you've got a bull there that weighs a thousand kilograms sitting on top of you and is in quite an aggressive mood," Andrew Medley, production manager at Ambreed, told Reuters.
I tried to find a picture of the fake cow, but haven't been able to find one. (Thanks to Gary for the story.)
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jun 16, 2006

Alex, this link has a picture of the "device". This is an "action shot", so only click where appropriate...,2106,3699306a3600,00.html

Posted by BugbearSloth  in  earth, 3rd planet, sol system  on  Fri Jun 16, 2006  at  02:45 PM
There is nothing new about the artificial cow, NASCO in Fort Atkinson, WI has been manufacturing them for years.
Posted by D.j.  in  Rockton, il  on  Fri Jun 16, 2006  at  04:46 PM
I didn't think this was new...
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Fri Jun 16, 2006  at  05:55 PM
The only thing I found on their site that was even remotely close to the "Fake 'Love' Cow" was the "Wiggle Buddy(tm) Cow Key Chain".
Posted by BugbearSloth  in  earth, 3rd planet, sol system  on  Fri Jun 16, 2006  at  05:56 PM
I agree, this is nothing new. This has been around for ages, it is done with horses too to collect semen from stallions.

I guess its the time of the year that makes these things "news". Expect Nessi to surface again soon too.
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Fri Jun 16, 2006  at  07:25 PM
It's not an old story until you've heard it...
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Fri Jun 16, 2006  at  10:11 PM
*cues the Barry White music*
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Sat Jun 17, 2006  at  02:35 PM
Isn't there a Greek legend about a woman inside a cow being impregnated? I think she eventually gave birth to the Minotaur.
Posted by Dale Irwin  on  Sun Jun 18, 2006  at  01:47 AM
Yep, you're right, Dale. Read this <a >Minotaur legend</a> to get the full story.
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Sun Jun 18, 2006  at  02:37 AM
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