I remember that there have been long time experiments with cattle
ploughing in the Lejre Forsogcenter in Denmark. I am quite sure there
is something published, but I do not have a reference. Here is the
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Am 24.11.2010 um 09:09 schrieb Marta Moreno García:
> Dear all,
> A friend of mine wrote to me yesterday to query about cattle used
> in ploughing. Since I did not have a straight answer I am asking
> for your help. Here are the three questions:
> 1) Are there any estimations on the working life of cattle used in
> such activity?
> 2) Which is the age they usually start working?
> 3) How many hectares can a couple of animals plough on a single day?
> I would appreciate very much if you could send me any references
> dealing with this topic.
> -- the three questions
> Dra. Marta Moreno-García
> G.I. Arqueobiología.
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