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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Papers of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers for presentation at the Winter Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 11-14, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Agricultural Engineers

    2950 Niles Road, P.O. Box 410
    St Joseph, MI  USA  49085
  • Authors:
    • ASHBY, B H
    • Sharp, A J
    • Friend, T H
    • Bailey, W A
    • Irwin, M R
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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