EXPERIMENTAL RAILCAR FOR TRANSPORT OF CATTLE
The transportation of feeder cattle in a railcar modified to allow in-transit feeding and watering was studied. Cattle shipped in the railcar shrank about 6% compared to about 10% for those shipped equivalent distance by truck. The feedlot recovery rate for cattle shipped by both railcar and truck was the same at the end of 48 days.
- Papers of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers for presentation at the Winter Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 11-14, 1979.
American Society of Agricultural Engineers2950 Niles Road, P.O. Box 410
St Joseph, MI USA 49085
- ASHBY, B H
- Sharp, A J
- Friend, T H
- Bailey, W A
- Irwin, M R
- Publication Date: 1979
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Freight transportation; Livestock; Loss and damage; Motor carriers; Physical distribution; Race cars; Shrinkage
- Old TRIS Terms: Livestock transportation
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Motor Carriers; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00317432
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: ASAE 79-6510 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM