Floating cows and manure robots: A dairy farm on the sea

Aboard the Dutch vessel that’s redefining agriculture

Peter van Wingerden says he chose cattle instead of vegetables because managing large animals inside the city would require more creative thinking and generate more buzz. Photos by Mike Corder/Associated Press

“The most important thing in life is food. So, let’s show to people that it’s more interesting to become a farmer than a banker.”

Changing tides

Van Wingerden says he’s gotten requests to build floating dairy farms in Singapore and China and inquiries from private companies in New York.
The three-story farm floats on pontoons, anchored to the seafloor by steel beams.

By land or by sea?

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