Cows Now Have Their Own TinderStyle Dating App

first_imgStay on target “Moo-ve” over, Tinder. A new dating app, which helps farmers match up potential partners for their cattle, is making users swipe right.Launched just in time for Valentine’s Day, Tudder (a portmanteau of “Tinder” and “udder”) lets farmers connect cows with bulls for breeding purposes.When farmers swipe right on cattle they’re interested in, they are directed to a page on the SellMyLivestock website where they can browse more pictures and data about the animals before deciding whether to buy, according to Reuters.Information such as milk yield and protein content, or calving potential, will also be available to users, Doug Bairner, CEO of Hectare Agritech which runs SellMyLivestock (SML) and Graindex, a UK-based online agritech trading platform, told Reuters.“Matching livestock online is even easier than it is to match humans because there’s a huge amount of data that sits behind these wonderful animals that predicts what their offspring will be,” Bairner said.Tudder currently features profiles of cows and bulls representing 42,000 farms in the UK. (Photo Credit: Tudder)The app currently features profiles of cows and bulls representing 42,000 farms in the United Kingdom, according to The Guardian.“The app … seeks to unite sheepish farm animals with their soulmates,” the app description on the App Store reads. “Playing the role of moo-pid, farmers can download the app, and through their phone swipe right for yes and left for no in the search for the perfect match.”One cattle farmer and Tudder user, James Bridger, told Reuters the app helps ease transport stress for animals and may rival traditional markets. “You’ve got all this data of its background and everything which if you’re at a market you might not have had the time to go through for every single random animal.”According to Bairner, SellMyLivestock has listed over $64 million of livestock, feed and bedding for sale in the last year. With advances in precision spraying, automated dairy units, and genetic science, Bairner hopes to dispel notions that farmers are stuck in the past.“Despite the rest of the world’s view of farming, it’s actually very technologically driven.”More on for Foodies: Samsung Turns Smart Fridge Into Dating ServiceIs This the World’s Smallest Cow?Cow Wearable Helps Aussie Farmers Track Livestock Watch: ‘Fighting’ Male Pythons Spotted By Australian Snake CatcherSneaky Snake Causes Power Outage in Kentucky Neighborhood last_img read more