Already Registered?      Or Please Register to Post a New Message

Login Register

Complete Message (link)

9 months ago

rh comment count

My RH magazine arrived today and , like always, it contains a lot of wonderful articles and pictures. Needless to say, that I fully agree with Charlie Tennessen's remarks on sustainable agriculture. Everyone of the other articles is worthwhile reading, from Katrina Julian's to Taylor Johnson's etc. But I'd like to express my astonishment about the tiptoeing around the explanation of what an ox is in the pertinent articles. An ox is a castrated adult male of any bovine species and as such can be trained to work (females by the way, too.) Is that too harsh an explanation for the audience of both Mr Henderson and Ms Carpenter ? Already in earlier articles pertaining to oxen I missed that very clear definition. It should be easy to explain even to the most ignorant city (sl..) person, that a bull with his raw power and unconstrained sex drive is generally too hard to manage. Even among horses it is usually the gelding that we use, very rarely the stallion.

forum rules icon

Forum rules
Read these first

forum monitor icon

Uncle Joe
Forum Moderator

Search forum
Search the forum ARCHIVE

Banner Ads

Available on-line
Rural Heritage
The February | March 2018
edition of Rural Heritage
is now available at
Tractor Supply Stores
throughout the US.
Check out a preview in our Reading Room.

calendar icon
Rural Heritage
Calendar of Events
Home of the webs most
extensive Draft Horse, Mule &
Oxen Calendar of Events.

Renner Plow Day '17
Draft horses, vintage
tractors & steam engines
demonstrates farming
from the past.

Visit RFD–TV for the
Rural Heritage scheduled
times in your viewing area.
  • Copyright © 1997 − 2018 Rural Heritage
    Rural Heritage  |  PO Box 2067  |  Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
    Telephone (319) 362-3027

    This file last modified: Aug 26, 2017.

    Designed by