Transporting Stock


Type: Webpage
Knowledge level: Intermediate

Farm Table says:

Whilst this webpage contains heaps of information on preparing livestock for transport, keep in mind that the different states and territories have different regulations and laws when it comes to transporting livestock that should be considered by the producer during preparation for any transport.

This webpage and associated resources, produced by DairyNZ, contains a plethora of information on preparing stock for transport as well as transporting stock at different ages and stages.

Key sections include:

  • Preparing stock for transport from 3-4 days before transport to loading and departure;
  • Transporting stock (lactating, heavily pregnant, cull cows, weaners, unweaned calves and extended journeys);
  • Standing stock before transport; and
  • Animal fitness for transport.

It also includes information on supplementation during preparation for transport, milking timing if the cow is lactating and recommendations for during the journey.

In conclusion, this webpage contains useful information and additional resources for transporting cattle to ensure a comfortable and safe journey with fit and healthy animals stepping off the truck at the end of the journey.

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