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Oxen Have a History of Helping People


What are oxen? An ox is a large and heavyset breed of cattle that is trained as a draft animal. Draft animals are work animals. Usually they are steers of any larger breed of cattle that are at least four years old.


Oxen have horns that are very useful. Their horns grow as their bodies grow and they help keep the yoke on their heads when they back up or stop. They are used for plowing, transport, hauling cargo, grain-grinding by trampling or by powering machines, irrigation (by powering pumps) and wagon drawing. They were and are in some areas still being commonly used to skid logs in forests to help with logging. Oxen are mostly used in teams of two or more.


They are quiet, unassuming animals that are willing to work long hours. Our ancestors valued these animals...


Read more about Oxen in today's Down On The Farm!


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