Floating dairy farm aims to counter rising sea levels
A floating dairy farm designed by Netherlands-based waterborne architecture specialist firm Beladon opened in Q4 2018, in Rotterdam.
As of July 2019, the farm is home to 32 cows, which are milked by robots to create dairy products sold in Lidl stores across the city.
Linked to land by a gangway, the farm generates its own energy through solar panels and provides fresh water to the cows through a rainwater collection and purification system.
The cows are free to roam back onto dry land and are fed grass from the city’s playing fields and golf courses, as well as waste food products like potato scraps.Source: Trend Watching