TRANSPORT

Overview

Due to the sheer size of Australia and the isolation of many properties, livestock are often trucked over large distances.

They are transported across Australia between properties, feedlots, saleyards, processing facilities and shipping ports.

Livestock trucks are loaded with the welfare and wellbeing of animals as the top priority.

How is this so?

To explain, transporting livestock can be likened to transporting eggs.

Eggs that are nestled closely together are more likely to arrive at their destination intact, without breakage, compared with eggs that are loosely packed.

Similarly, livestock which are nestled closely together rock against each other to avoid falling down or getting trodden on. So, although trucks may look like they’re carrying too many livestock, they are loaded with the welfare and wellbeing of animals as the top priority.

For more on this, watch this ‘On the road with Nicko’s kitchen’ YouTube video.

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