Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Real Objective of the GreenWeenies

Right here in beautiful Wisconsin.

When farmers Danielle and Matt Boerson realised they could no longer afford to run their tractors, they took the bull by the horns – and ditched them for oxen.

Soaring petrol prices had become so high that the couple, who run an 80-acre farm near Madison, Wisconsin, were forced to get rid of their two tractors, hay baler, plough and rotavator.

Want to try?

A pair of plough-ready oxen cost $3,000 (£1,800) – roughly the same as a second hand tractor.

But younger cattle are a snip at $150 each. They only eat grass and can work for up to 14 years.

At the same time, JICase has put on a second shift in Racine to produce the tractors which were ordered.

HT: Gateway

1 comment:

J. Strupp said...

Sounds like bullshit to me.

And if it isn't, then they outta just give it up all together. If you can't make money farming in this market you should just sell your land off (that's at least double the value it was 10 years ago) to big Ag. and do something else.