Mooving Cows: New video game helps train dairy farm employees

Technology is a major part of modern agriculture. Now, a new video game could help train farm employees to better handle dairy cows.

A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison developed “Mooving Cows” to reduce stress and increase milk production.

“But my idea was to do something more interactive, potentially more engaging, that could interest people and help them practice these techniques. That’s how we came up with the idea of essentially a flight simulator for cow handling, or you could call it an educational video game,” said Jennifer Van Os.

The game does not replace real-life training, but it can offer a low-cost way to supplement other training methods. Dr. Van Os hopes to have the game available to the public by early next year.