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Ox yoke
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Jim Tate    Posted 08-02-2002 at 10:41:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Just found this site. I have gotten a wild hair to raise a team of oxen. We raise Angus cattle and last year I had two orphan calves. I decided to keep them and make a team of oxen out of them. They are about ten months old now and broke to tie and started to lead and I reckon it is time to begin to start walking them together as a team.

I am looking for some instruction on how to make an ox yoke. I have found some instruction on the mechanics but no information on the finer points of sizing and fitting. I am aware that I will have to have more than one yoke. My calves are about 700 lbs now but they have the genetics to mature out near a ton each in 3 or 4 years.

Any assistance ould be greatly appreciatted.

Jim Tate

Promise Land Ranch    Posted 08-03-2002 at 07:16:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hope you got the information I sent you in an email. If not I will try to resend it. Shelby

Walter Avant    Posted 11-18-2004 at 17:50:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
when making the neck pieces for the oxbow ,what aids are used in the bending. I plan to make a yoke as part of a sign. I want it to look as good as possible.

Les...fortunate    Posted 08-02-2002 at 21:59:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Three years ago when I was a participant in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, I met a man named Bob Boynton from Dunbarton, NH who makes ox yokes. He was also a participant at the feistival. I can probably get you in touch with him if you like.

Ron/Pa    Posted 08-02-2002 at 11:39:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Check here, or go to the N board, and look up willy-n or Mark Hendershot,(same person) I am sure that it was his daughter Shelby that gave us a site that provided that very item.
Hope this helps, I'll bet that Mark will see your post and respond himself, if he isn't too busy cleaning up his new xxxxx tractor (grin)

brittany hawk    Posted 02-21-2003 at 13:49:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
the oxen is madd interesting it has a lot of history if i could find some! jepperz cant u pplz see that i need the history in the ox yoke nothing else!!! grrrrrr.........! so get the right info pplz wow!!! u pplz suck at this stuff!!

bob ny    Posted 08-02-2002 at 12:15:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
i think youstarted to late they should have been in yoke at about 1 manth old and changed yokes as they grew you have some job now

ger    Posted 08-02-2002 at 14:25:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
go to the photo gallery on here an look up some pictures that mark h put an you will see the great job his daughter shelby did in making yokes ,get in touch with them im sure she,ll be able to help you later ger

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