Safety Tips for Transporting Cattle

| 6/2/2015 2:43:00 PM

James WhiteOn paper, moving cattle from one place to another seems simple enough. Load the animals into a livestock trailer, transport them the way you'd transport any other cargo and unload them at the destination. Easy as pie, right?

Actually, plenty of things can go wrong here. I should know.

Before the trip, the animals can become agitated, difficult to lead or even dangerous. Even if you somehow manage to lead them into the trailer – or whatever mode of transport you use – they can still suffer injuries during the trip; from slips on the floors, bumps on the walls or fights with other animals. Once you unload, you still have to ensure that the cattle won't bolt at the last minute, lest you want a stampede on your hands.

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So it's a good thing you can avoid all that, and more, by following the steps below.