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.)