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  • Livestock transportation


    Sheep in a B Double truck, Moree, NSW, Australia Twelve pigs being transported to an auction sale.Livestock transportation is the movement of livestock, by ship, rail, road or air. Livestock are transported for many reasons, including slaughter, auction, breeding, livestock shows, rodeos, fairs, and grazing.

  • Cattle wagon


    A cattle wagon is an everyday expression for a railway wagon designed to carry livestock, and is also called a stock car. Cattle were and are usually transported in covered or open goods wagons. Covered goods wagon are generally used for the transportation of weather-sensitive loads. Wagons with special bays or stalls were only used for the transport of racing horses whilst small livestock, such as sheep, goats, poultry and rabbits were transported in livestock wagons with slatted sides and/or hutches. Originally high-sided wagons were also used to move cattle as well as horses and pigs. For the transport of military horses in goods wagons, tethering rings were fitted. The transportation of large and small animals required special fittings - air vents, means of tethering, drinking facilities and viewing ports - in order to avoid quantitative and qualitative losses. Even troops were transported in covered goods wagons.

  • Trailer (vehicle)


    Utility trailer single-axle trailer A trailer is an unpowered vehicle towed by a powered vehicle. It is commonly used for the transport of goods and materials. Sometimes recreational vehicles, travel trailers, or mobile homes with limited living facilities where people can camp or stay have been referred to as trailers. In earlier days, many such vehicles were towable trailers.

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