- And they aren't that different from our dating sites.
Dating sites are the norm these days. And if you haven’t been on one, then you know someone who has. And now, they even do it for the cows.
That’s right, Tinder-inspired livestock dating sites are a thing. What? The cows need love, too!
The site is called Tudder and it’s here to help farmers find potential partners for their cattle. You are directed to a page on the SellMyLivestock website where you can browse pictures and data about the animals before you buy.
There is a lot of information on there about the livestock including milk yield, protein content, and calving potential.
“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,” CEO of Hectare Agritech Doug Bairner said. They launched the site just before Valentine’s Day and believe that Tudder is the first ever matchmaking app for livestock.
Just like our dating apps, farmers use their smartphones to choose whether they’re looking for a male or female and are able to swipe through photos. Swipe right for yes and left for no, until you find a match.
With all this data at their fingertips, farmers have easier trading countrywide than ever before. Cattle farmer and Tudder user James Bridger has said it eases transport stress for the animals and that they may rival traditional markets with this new technology.
“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,” he said.
“There’s nothing better than seeing an animal in its home, its natural habitat, rather than putting it on a lorry … if someone rings up and wants to come and have a look, or even getting it from the picture, it’s ideal really from that respect, and they’re happier for it.”
SellMyLivestock has listed over $64 million in livestock, feed, and bedding and have proven to the world that farmers are not stuck in the past.
“Despite the rest of the world’s view of farming, it’s actually very technologically driven,” he said mentioning precision spraying, automated dairy units and genetic science.
Tudder, Tinder for cows.