|ATVs are the new workhorse
for the 21st century
(Note: This excellent article shows the utility of a vehicle that is often thought of as solely a recreational vehicle.)
April 14, 2006
By Angela Woolett, for the Prairie Star
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Lewiston, Montana - It would be hard to find a Montana farm or ranch
without an ATV [All-Terrain Vehicle]. These vehicles are capable of
getting thousands of different jobs done faster and easier than any
other mode of transportation.
ATVs are used for much of the work done on
today's farms and ranches, said Evans. In fact, he guessed they are used
nearly every day for some task or another. For example, during calving
season a rancher can haul a calf from the field in which it was
delivered back to the barn and drive into the barn with the mother cow
Also, a 15-gallon weed sprayer can be attached
to an ATV for spot-spraying weeds.
A brand-new ATV runs anywhere from $2,500 to
$4,500 -- much less than a pickup.
Copyright 2006, Farm and Ranch Guide.
Another excellent article by Angela Woolett, "Research farm north of Sidney, Montanta, experimenting with sugarbeets," March 20, 2006: http://www.beetseed.com/view_article.php?id=1047
Sainfoin, a drought-resistant forage, gets harvested in the Big Timber, Montana, area. Sainfoin is a nutritious forage that doesn't cause bloating and is not a host to weevils, according to Big Timber farmer Norris Johnson. Photo courtesy of Johnson.
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