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dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
How many sheep in a livestock trailer?
« on: May 19, 2012, 02:56:08 pm »
I am moving my sheep and lambs tomorrow and as I only have a p6 trailer have borrowed a 12' ifor Williams, I have 9 ewes and 19 lambs, will they fit on one journey? Thanks  :sheep:

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: How many sheep in a livestock trailer?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 04:42:47 pm »
Has it got sheep decks? Breed of sheep?

dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: How many sheep in a livestock trailer?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 05:04:56 pm »
Mule types a Suffolk a Jacob and lambs aged 3-5 weeks.


jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: How many sheep in a livestock trailer?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 05:17:01 pm »
Oh I'd have said they'd all fit in.
Does it have any sort of divide? With lambs that small I'd want them not all falling about in one big heap.


If it doesn't and there's room, straw bales are good dividers or hurdles.

dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: How many sheep in a livestock trailer?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 05:23:25 pm »
It does have a divide but I don't think I can be choosy over who goes where! I might be lucky to get them all in at first attempt! Its for about 10 mins about 2  miles?

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: How many sheep in a livestock trailer?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 12:51:12 am »
When loading, I use shallow recycled black rubber skips and put a couple in the far end of the trailer with food.  They are soft with no sharp edges and the lambs cannot injure themselves on them.  Once the first few find there is food   :yum: , the others (hopefully) follow.
Plenty of straw on the floor too.

good luck :thumbsup:

dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: How many sheep in a livestock trailer?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 06:27:04 pm »
Well mission accomplished, managed to get them all loaded on my own! Was easy easy and the answer to my question is, Yes you can fit 9 ewes and 19 lambs in a 12' ifor Williams! :thumbsup:

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: How many sheep in a livestock trailer?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012, 06:27:38 pm »
Excellent, well done  :thumbsup:

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: How many sheep in a livestock trailer?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 02:17:15 pm »
Well done, especially by yourself! :D :D

MrsJ

  • Joined Jan 2009
Re: How many sheep in a livestock trailer?
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 04:33:34 pm »
Blimey I dont think I could have done it on my own!  Well done!

 

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