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Oxen pull hay beneath the summit of Schneeberg, Austria  National Geographic | February 1959

Oxen pull hay beneath the summit of Schneeberg, Austria National Geographic | February 1959

In the New England tradition, young castrated cattle selected for draft are known as working steers and are painstakingly trained from a young age. Their teamster makes or buys as many as a dozen yokes of different sizes for each animal as it grows. The steers are normally considered fully trained at the age of four and only then become known as oxen.

In the New England tradition, young castrated cattle selected for draft are known as working steers and are painstakingly trained from a young age. Their teamster makes or buys as many as a dozen yokes of different sizes for each animal as it grows. The steers are normally considered fully trained at the age of four and only then become known as oxen.

Who needs a tractor and gas, when you have horse power, in our goal of living for the farm we are thinking of going old school

Who needs a tractor and gas, when you have horse power, in our goal of living for the farm we are thinking of going old school

Beautiful Brown Swiss Oxen in Vermont- website has many beautiful pictures of these boys who top a ton.

Beautiful Brown Swiss Oxen in Vermont- website has many beautiful pictures of these boys who top a ton.

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