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Pundyburn Lynn

  • Joined May 2012
Quick Question about Transport...
« on: July 16, 2014, 12:06:36 pm »
Hello folks,
 
Just wanted to ask a quick question abotu transporting cattle - can this be done in a horse box?
 
Lynn
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marka

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Moray, NE Scotland
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Re: Quick Question about Transport...
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 12:52:14 pm »
Im not sure if technically they can, but practically they can as that what we used to transport our dexters - we had to make two trips though as 3 cows, 1 steer and 1 calf wouldnt all fit in at once.

We also used a sheep hurdle over the top of the back door rather than fully closing it up - Im not sure if we needed to do that or not but we felt better with them having some light coming in.

Regards

Mark
Castlemilk Moorit sheep and Belted Galloway cattle, plus other hangers on.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Quick Question about Transport...
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 09:33:04 pm »
Sure you don't need side gates on the ramp? You do for sheep and pigs, would have thought even more
important for cattle.

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Quick Question about Transport...
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2014, 10:26:40 pm »
ok for a quick journey somewhere but not for abattoir or anywhere a trading standards may be. ::) ::)

sokel

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  • Joined Jun 2012
  • S W northumberland
Re: Quick Question about Transport...
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 08:54:37 pm »
We have actually used the Horsebox to transport 2 jerseys to the abattoir. We did ask the abattoir in advance if it was ok and they said yes It was fine
Graham

 

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