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Home  >  Energy Alternatives  >   Draft Animal Power for Farming (Summary)

Draft Animal Power for Farming


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By Tracy Mumma

Published 2009

Updated 2009

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8 pages


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Introduction

Farmers may want to consider using draft horses, mules or oxen as an alternative to tractors for farm work and a means of reducing fuel costs. This publication briefly discusses some of the considerations and potential benefits involved in the use of animal power and offers resources for further information and equipment.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview of types, uses and power potential
Horses
Mules
Oxen
Add-a-unit flexibility
Applications
Potential and benefits
Considerations
Safety and suitability
Scarcity of knowledge and equipment
Equipment
Summary
Resources

Note: Digital downloads are in full color. Printed, mailed copies are only available in black & white.

 

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