The Cow Toilet

Developed by the Dutch firm Hanskamp. How it works:

The cow enters the gated feeding area. While the cow is eating, a small bucket automatically swings into place at the back of the cow, moving gently upwards and downwards, massaging her escutcheon – a nerve which stretches between the cow’s vulva and udder. This nerve triggers the urine reflex, causing the cow to urinate. The urine is collected in the CowToilet reservoir and is then extracted and stored separately.

(Today I learned that cow's have a urine reflex!) Once the urine has been collected, it can be processed to produce fertilizer, or even be used to generate electricity. Most importantly, it isn't polluting the ground.

The video below (which is in Dutch) shows the device in action. The demonstration begins at about 1:15. Warning: if you're really squeamish it might gross you out because it does show cows peeing.

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 19, 2019
     Category: Animals | Inventions | Body Fluids





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If you're squeamish about the process of elimination, don't buy a copy of "Everybody Poops".
Posted by KDP on 01/19/19 at 01:08 PM
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