Ox Pen

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ox Pen

 

a structure, located preferably in a high, dry place, in which oxen are kept. Ox pens have facilities for the storage and preparation of feed. Stalls are usually arranged in two rows, with passages of 1 m for feeding and of 1.5 m for the collection of manure. Ox pens must have good ventilation, normal lighting, and a winter temperature of between 4° C and 10° C. With the construction in sovkhozes and kolkhozes of large, mechanized stockyards, the ox pen is losing its significance.

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