Living or working on a property with horses or other livestock can mean lots of physically demanding tasks to ensure the animals receive the care they need. Many of these tasks can be made easier through the use of proper equipment. Here are some of the ways owning a tractor can be a huge help when dealing with livestock.
The proper quick connect tractor attachments can be used to help dig holes for fence posts. This is something that can be done manually; however, it is physically demanding and nearly impossible if the ground is hard. An auger quickly digs holes large enough to insert the fence post to get the job done much more efficiently. Having the appropriate barriers in place is crucial to keeping your livestock safe and secure, so efficiency is key when putting up fencing.
Most livestock animals eat hay or grass of some sort. Typically, this means that there are heavy hay bales that need to be moved. Why risk throwing out your back or eating up a whole day moving hay bales by hand, when it can be done quickly and easily with a tractor?
One of the most physically demanding duties, typically associated with owning horses is keeping the stalls clean. Without a doubt, regularly cleaning the stalls is important to the health of the animal, and it also makes the stalls easier to clean. The proper equipment could make scooping and hauling heavy loads of manure quick and easy.
A tractor helps to make difficult, physically demanding tasks easy. Although purchasing a tractor can be expensive, it pays for itself in the long run by helping to avoid physical injuries that may result from attempting some of these tasks by hand, and by saving loads of time that can be put to better use.