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Ok, so I caught wind of a permaculturalist who needed an oxen yolk to train their tripple purpose breed cow to pull her own hay/ stanchion around, but it was $350

So I got my wife to email them and they are going to give me a chance to make one pro bono!! Yay!

This is right up my alley and going to be such a fun project! This person is doing great things in their space and I can't think of anyone I'd rather help right now!

Anyways I was too exited to wait till I start, so I'll update and have a build along soon!!
 
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Sounds a good gig !
Do you know how big these beasts are ?
I saw some here in France , purpose bred rare breed oxen . They were and I am using technical terminology f@@@@@g huge! you know how much bigger a Holstein is over a dexter or jersey well these guys where like two sizes up. Taller than me at least 5 ft+ at the shoulder
So what type of cow are they using ?

David
 
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I have seen this cow..."willow" it's a smallish breed, heritage breed cow, not the seven foot at the wethers ones that are actual oxen.

This is a family milk cow, who " could" be used for meat, and can pull some weight.

I'm going all the way to include the single tree and lines as well!
 
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I sent some pictures and asked them to figure out what the bow depth and bow width would need to be, and tried my best to explain that! I'm not as good verbally as I am with my hands.

Then beam drop is another point I gotta figure.

 
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