33 Russian TV-Watching Cows

Russian TV-Watching Cows

Posted on March 18, 2010 by

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One Russian farmer decided to equip his cow barn with… LED TVs.

He has got from somewhere the information that cows get more happy and productive if they watch the movies with the juicy green fields. So he got a non-stop loop of world’s recognized green Swiss Alpine fields and got the most slim lcd tvs on market in Russia and then called the team of workers to install that all.

Now they go into statistics to measure the outcomes. They compare the results from two groups of cows, one is watching tv another is deprived of this humanity most spread entertainment thing.

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33 Responses to “Russian TV-Watching Cows”

  1. Sarkawi says:


  2. gay man says:

    so… wheres the statistics?

  3. MarkLenders says:

    Second :(

  4. Brett says:


  5. VJ says:

    and… did it work? ^^

  6. eSStonian says:

    So there will be 3 types of milk soon: Ordinary Milk, Low-Fat Milk and Happy Milk. :)))

  7. Man says:

    So after they compare the result how did it fare?

  8. D says:

    why not hang posters?

    • lulz says:

      yeah, real life meadows don’t move after all

      • Kelly says:

        Well, that depends. If it is a live feed than the wind could be blowing the grass or trees. The lighting will change with the time of day. If there is water in the picture it will ripple and move depending on it’s occupants & etc.

        Nature is never still.

  9. prolever says:

    batter give me the lcd tv

  10. perristalsis says:

    This is just cow porn, nothing new.

  11. Ivana F.U. Benderova says:

    When I saw the title “Russian TV Watching Cows,” I thought this would be a pictorial of Mokba voomans. But now I am sad… harr! LOL!

  12. SSSR says:

    Japan keeps their cows happy so their meat will taste better.

  13. PuppyJuice says:

    They’re watching porn, so now they have become happy cows.

  14. Northwest says:

    It’s not really TV is a loop of a pasture that would somehow trick the cow into thinking he’s in the free range. Could it work-I doubt it, but with a change of scenery it may make the cow happier.

  15. Jed118 says:

    Milk is milk…

  16. Ivana Benderova says:

    When I saw the title “Russian TV-Watching Cows,” I thought this would be a pictorial of Moscow women. But now I am sad… harr!

  17. mikemaus says:

    why not hang posters?

  18. Joseph says:

    Movies for cows eh. How about movies for plants? http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0720247820070907

  19. Kelly says:

    I don’t think we have enough information to say if it will/will not work.

    Here are some factors I would love to know:

    – Is the picture moving

    – How far up/down are the TVs.

    – Is there sound?

    I believe if there is sound & movement the cows MAY take notice of it.

    If there is not.. then maybe they won’t.

    Also, placement is a huge issue. If it is too far up then I’m not sure the cow will take any notice, however, if it is in full view (or even just slightly) than it will be more likely for then to notice.

    There is just many factors to include. I am interested to see what the results are.

  20. While reading this, I was wondering why they can’t just hang pictures. Really, there wouldn’t be enough movement in the videos to warrant such a price difference. Sure, the scene can change to different scenery every now and then, but if I ran a dairy farm, I’d just get posters, and maybe change the lineup of pictures every few days. The atmosphere in there can’t be good for TV’s. I wouldn’t feel comfortable sending a cow TV back for the warranty, either.

  21. Rffn says:

    Let the cows WALK on the juicy green fields, they will be much more happy :D

  22. Kate says:

    In Siberia, for example, it’s almost impossible, have you forgotten?

  23. Helena says:

    Russia is a backward country, in developed countries this is done to people.

  24. poker says:

    hehe, i don’t know if it’s a great idea or it’s a lame try to get more out from these poor animals :)

  25. kto-to says:

    Helena, I’ll order one place at russian ferm special for you. so dont cry. you can watching tv too

  26. Shannon says:

    Wow! Cows watching on a LED TV. I now envy them. I don’t even own a television. Anyway, I would prefer if you’ll just set them free or just let them walk and enjoy the real meadow. That would make them really happy, I presume.

  27. LCD TVs are the mainstream stuff that you can buy today but their contrast ratio isn’t that great compard to CRT’s :

  28. B says:

    Did they first do experiments with brain scans to prove that cows react positively to visual stimuli? I would not have believed this story if the images of the guys installing the screens were not included.

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