Tag: Draft Animals

Heritage Livestock Breed Comparison Charts

Heritage Livestock Breeds Comparison Charts

We recently linked to the Pick-a-Chick chart from the Livestock Conservancy, allowing prospective chicken keepers to compare the characteristics of heritage breeds at a glance. The Livestock Conservancy has many […]

Saanen

Saanen

This pure white breed has earned its reputation as the Holstein of the goat world.

Nubian

Nubian

Long ears and a loud voice make this popular dairy breed distinctive—but it does not come from Africa.

Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees, or Pyrenean Mountain Dog as it is called in Europe, has guarded sheep in the mountains of France and Spain as long as history records. Its lineage […]

Anatolian Shepherd

Anatolian Shepherd

As far as we can tell, the Anatolian Shepherd was a fixture on the landscape of rural Turkey from the most ancient times. Its ancestors are not known for certain. […]

Ox Yokes and Collars

Ox Yokes and Collars: Withers Yokes and Ox Collars

Withers Yoke The withers yoke is only used with humped zebu-type cattle, such as Brahmans. The yoke is a wooden pole resting on the hump of the animal and is […]

Ox Yokes and Collars

Ox Yokes and Collars: Neck Yokes and Head Yokes

When most of us think of an ox yoke, we tend to envision the long, gracefully bowed piece of wood resting on the necks of a pair of oxen. This […]

Get Ready for September 2016

Get Ready for September 2016

Are you ready for fall?  Spend a little time watching the birds, caring for the animals, and stocking the pantry. Invest in a dog owner’s home veterinary handbook. Feed your […]

Suffolk Punch

Suffolk Punch

The story of the Suffolk Punch is that of a quiet farm worker, lacking in incredible incidents, but nevertheless important.  The breed’s lineage is obscure, but ancient, with written records […]

Shire

Shire

One of the largest horses in the world is the ancient Shire of Great Britain.  Its precise origin is unknown.  It may have had ancestors among the heavy horses of […]