yes, mules are great. The big drawback for me in that they can't reproduce....
Considering the working life of a mule is 20 years or more, needing to produce more on a regular basis might not be such an issue, it seems. Couldn't you buy a new mule in 20 years?
Kathleen Sanderson wrote:
Well, *somebody* has to raise donkeys, else eventually there wouldn't be any Mammoth Jacks to make mules with!
yup i like the idea of a mammoth jack for studing, riding, and draft. and a goat doe or two for milk. seems that plan would cut your feeed bill in half.
yeah, those watusi are something else....
we have a lot of zebu (brahma) around here that could make a decent draft animal, especially if mixed with a milk breed. the hump really helps with a withers yoke.
cut my feed bill in half compared to what? a cow? I don't know about that.
Dead Rabbit wrote:
getcha one of these and put a yoke on him
a good friend of mine raises these. watusi. but a few of them have some longhorn mixed with them.
velacreations wrote:what is the best draft animal?
John Deere Tractor. (or any diesel tractor of your preferred type.)
Multi-purpose and eats fat, manure, what ever. (bio-diesel)
Not easy to get in the states, but camels make a great multi purpose animal. They can run faster then horses for longer, as I understand it. they also carry as much as pack animals so Im sure they can pull a low or whatever. they can eat anything at all. I want a breeding population of them someday. you can milk them to. Not sure how it tastes but its healthier then cows milk.
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