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Swiss Cows Send Texts to Announce They’re in Heat

From no less august a paper than the NY Times: Device Sends Message to Swiss Farmer When Cow Is in Heat:
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ZOLLIKOFEN, Switzerland — When Christian Oesch was a boy on his family’s hog farm, cellphones were a thing of the future. Now, Mr. Oesch tends a herd of dairy cattle and carries a smartphone wherever he goes. Occasionally he gets an SMS from one of his cows.

That is because Mr. Oesch, 60, who cares for a herd of 44 Red Holstein and Jersey dairy cows, is helping to test a device that implants sensors in cows to let farmers know when they are in heat. When that is the case, the device sends an SMS to the farmer’s phone. The Swiss do not settle for half measures: the SMS can be in any one of Switzerland’s three main languages — German, French and Italian — plus English or Spanish.

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The electronic heat detector is the brainchild of several professors at a technical college in the nearby Swiss capital of Bern. It fills a market gap, they say, because dairy cows, under growing stress to produce larger quantities of milk, are showing fewer and fewer signs of heat. That makes it harder for Swiss farmers to use traditional visual inspections to know when to bring on the bull or, in about 80 percent of the cases these days, the artificial inseminator.
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Re: Swiss Cows Send Texts to Announce They’re in Heat

Wow! I just get SMS's from Swisscom telling me what my roaming tarriffe is...!

I dont know if Im really jealous though....
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Re: Swiss Cows Send Texts to Announce They’re in Heat

Bit harsh, some of the Swiss women I have met have been perfectly nice people.
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my last girlfriend, before mrs. G, used to do that also.
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Old 03.10.2012, 09:51
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Re: Swiss Cows Send Texts to Announce They’re in Heat

"Yep .... yep .... the black and white one .... yep ..... I'm on my way"



<singing> -"I'll be coming round the mountain, when I come ....."
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Re: Swiss Cows Send Texts to Announce They’re in Heat

Bovine booty calls... What WILL they think of next?
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Swiss women too!
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Re: Swiss Cows Send Texts to Announce They’re in Heat

This was just reported on the Chicago morning news. Nice to be in the know by reading the EF first.
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This was just reported on the Chicago morning news. Nice to be in the know by reading the EF first.
Don't worry... If you had missed it, The Local would've dropped the breaking news on you next week.
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Don't worry... If you had missed it, The Local would've dropped the breaking news on you next month
FTFY

The message you have entered is too short.
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