Monday, May 9, 2011

Comparison to Plow Animal

For Biometric performance of Horses check out the Smalls Arms Manual by the US Marines.

5 hours a day of heavy exertion (200lbs) and about 10% their body weight in fuels. This can only be sustained on a week, then after there is a deterioration performance.

Also work for these animals are seasonal. they cannot be fully utilized for many other projects a village might need.

If these animals are to graze, grazing takes a LOT of time. Grazing is a cheap way to feed this animals, but it requires a lot of space and time.

Plow Horses cannot be used in Wet Irrigation causing them to get sick. that is why despite their advantage in productivity, Water buffalo are preferred.

in reference to: LifeTrac - Open Source Ecology (view on Google Sidewiki)
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