Rooterdam, Netherlands - Construction has begun on a floating farm that will be moored in a harbour in Rotterdam.
Three floating platforms will support 40 cows that will live partially on the 1,200 sq m farm. They will produce around 800 litres of milk per day, which will be sold locally, and will be able to cross to terra firma.
The cows can also find shade behind trees on board the farm and will be milked by a robot, allowing them to choose when they will be milked. The building will be made of concrete, with galvanized steel frames and a special membrane in the floor that lets bovine urine soak through. | READ MORE
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