Monday, July 28, 2008

Working Cattle

Thanks to the careful instruction from our ox trainer and teamster Paul Ferrari, students receive instruction on how to work cattle in yoke. Here, a student learns the basic commands necessary to move a team of oxen. Chrome and Bronze arrived about a year ago and have become integrated into the farm power systems. In addition to the draft horses and tractor, these oxen round-out our ability to do a multitude of traction tasks on the farm, in the garden, and in the woods. As the team matures, their ability to do more work will increase as will their utility in the Colleges' curriculum.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What breed are these guys? Looks like there might be some Brown Swiss in them..