This video clip shows a Point Reyes, California dairy hand driving the milk cows home with a 4-wheeler and not a horse.
These cowboys in Montana still prefer to drive their beef cows with horses, the old-fashioned way.
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Yup, what Buck said.
Atvs don't need to eat, when you are not using them, they can haul salt & mineral on the racks, etc, etc.
However, for cutting cattle, particuarly in rugged terrain, it is horse all the way.
Ditto roping. Watch someone try to rope even a baby calf off an ATV, and you can see why there is still a place for a horse.
What did milk cow farmers use before the advent of the ATV?
A good herding or heeler dog to bring them home?
I suppose a good German shepherd could manage milk cows too.
Funny how a guy that has so little to contribute has provided some good fodder for the rest of us.