CLIENT HAS QUESTIONS ABOUT CROSS-COUNTRY HAULS
Posted Tue, Feb 01 2011 09:49 PM CST
LEWIS BROWN
NONE
SHERIDAN, OR

Posts: 1
Gentlemen,

I'm trying to build a herd out in Oregon, but all the cattle I want are on the East Coast. That's got to be too long for a straight haul. How does one manage to get cattle across the country alive?

Thanks,

lb
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Posted Wed, Feb 02 2011 08:51 AM CST
TIM SCOTT
TIM W SCOTT
MORRIS, OK
918-733-4925

Posts: 2
stop and rest them REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Feb 02 2011 08:56 AM CST
JOHN WALLEN
4W LIVESTOCK
KENSINGTON, KS
719-568-2447

Posts: 5
The driver would stop and the cattle would be taken off and would rest. Cattle should not be on more than 32 hours straight. Heck of a long distatnce cost would be extremely large.. Good Luck REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Feb 02 2011 09:56 AM CST
JUSTIN MOSSER
JUSTIN D. MOSSER TRUCKING
MILLERSBURG, PA
570-898-1483

Posts: 4
There are places to rest cattle along the way. What your buying decides what you need milking cows need to be milked probaly twice. where heifers and beef type animals would only need to be rested once. i'd put them on the ground for 8 to 10 hours, it allows the cattle to eat drink and rest and gives the driver a chance to sleep with out the cattle on the trailer. just my thoughts hope it helps.
Justin Mosser
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Posted Wed, Feb 02 2011 09:57 AM CST
JUSTIN MOSSER
JUSTIN D. MOSSER TRUCKING
MILLERSBURG, PA
570-898-1483

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There are places to rest cattle along the way. What your buying decides what you need milking cows need to be milked probaly twice. where heifers and beef type animals would only need to be rested once. i'd put them on the ground for 8 to 10 hours, it allows the cattle to eat drink and rest and gives the driver a chance to sleep with out the cattle on the trailer. just my thoughts hope it helps.
Justin Mosser
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Posted Wed, Feb 02 2011 10:36 AM CST
SCOTT A. OR PAMELA
BROWN FARMS
POCAHONTAS, AR
870-378-4001

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be sure to load the cattle loose less will be more in the long run. don't try to load them to tight on that kinda trip just to save a buck.
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Posted Wed, Feb 02 2011 06:29 PM CST
KEITH MURPHY
R.F.L. FARMS INC.
CAMP VERDE, AZ
928-567-7124

Posts: 10
HOW MANY LOADS WHERE IS POINT A AND POINT B COME ON NOW LETS FIGURE THIS OUT REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Feb 02 2011 11:16 PM CST
COLLEEN GOODRICH
JUST TRUCKIN
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI

Posts: 12
Request a full team to haul your cattle (not many companies have them when hauling livestock)
load them loose
bed the trailer
watch the weather channel
have a rest stop along the way planned BEFORE they are loaded
4 hours feed and water minimum longer for calves
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Posted Wed, Mar 09 2011 11:32 AM CST
RAYMOND KERN
R BAR J LIVESTOCK LLC
URICH, MO
816-535-6847

Posts: 16
Originally Posted by: LEWIS BROWN
Quote: "Gentlemen, I'm trying to build a herd out in Oregon, but all the cattle I want are on the East Coast. That's got to be too long for a straight haul. How does one manage to get cattle across the country alive? Thanks, lb"

We would like a shot at helping you get your cattle from the East to the west. We are a team, We have a layer over place all ready in Missouri. We take great care of our livestock on and off the trailer.
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Posted Wed, Mar 09 2011 04:14 PM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Originally Posted by: RAYMOND KERN
Quote: "We would like a shot at helping you get your cattle from the East to the west. We are a team, We have a layer over place all ready in Missouri. We take great care of our livestock on and off the trailer."

Lewis - Here is a estimated sceanrio of the load you are suggesting. Lets say you want to build your herd out of Okeechobee, FL to Sheridan, OR.

This is a total mileage of 3,181 miles from point (A) to point (B).

Team carrier/transporter - hauls for 32hrs before resting the cattle for 10 hours - during that 32 hours they drive 1760 miles. 32 hrs x 55 mph
they reload after resting cows and continue on. The team still has approx. 1421 miles left to go. They drive another 24 hrs. straight - 24hrs x 55mph = 1320 miles. The team has 101 miles left to complete this trip. they drive the last bit of this trip in 2 hrs. before off loading at your facility.

Total mileage - 3,181 miles Total time 58hrs. driving - this equals 2.4 days travel time plus -Total Cattle resting 10 hrs. - total time 2.8 days from strat to fininsh

Single carrier/transpoerter - hauls for 24 hrs before resting the cattle for 10 hours. - during that 24 hrs he/she drives 1320 miles. 24hrs x 55 mph = 1320 miles traveled. he/she reload after resting cows and continue on. the single carrier/transporter drives another 24hrs or 1320 miles. pulls over and rest for 2 hrs. drives another 8hrs at 55mph and decideds to rest the cows for another 10 hrs. in order to complete the trip he/she finish out the last 101 miles in 2 hrs. time and off load at your facility.

Total mileage - 3,181 miles Total driving time 58 hours 2.4 days travel time plus Total cattle resting 22 hrs - toatl time 3.3 days from start to finish.

Basically it boils down to how often you want the cattle rested, type of cattle to be hauled, determining what is the less stress you put on the cattle and as others have suggested how you want them loaded, preped for shippment etc.... These times are only to show an estimated amount of time needed and are not set in concrete, due to the driver/drivers ability and the variables that might make better or worse time in this scenario. i hope this gives you an idea of this type of shippment.

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Posted Wed, Mar 09 2011 05:09 PM CST
MATT HOLTON
HOLTON TRUCKING
CAMILLA, GA
334-707-0748

Posts: 6
Give us a call at Holton Cattle Co. if we can help you in anyway. We sell replacements heifers to most of the big ranches in Fla. You can check out our website at holtoncattle.com to get a general idea of our operation. We are located on the Georgia-Florida line and have plenty of connections in this country so if we cant help you with what you need we could atleast put you in contact with a person who could. Our number is 229-336-8588 Ask to speak to Lane or Matt-thanks REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE