Livestock Trailers

by  |  On February 20th, 2012  |  In Car Articles

A trailer is a term used to describe an unpowered means of transportation that is dragged along by a motorized vehicle in this case carrying some form of livestock.  Although the amount of trailers available differs and has a variety of different purposes, one of the most popular forms of trailers is livestock trailers.  Livestock trailers specialize in the transportation of various animals on the back of a moving vehicle.

Stock trailers are the most common form of trailer. Livestock trailers all differ in terms of their shape and size, depending on the quantity and size of the animals needing to be transported.  Some trailers such as pig trailers as well as cattle and sheep trailers are able to hold a few animals during the duration of a journey.  However you are able to get livestock trailers able to fit just one animal such as horse trailers or sheep trailers.  Like all forms of transport, it needs to be a high-quality, reliable source of transport for the animals.

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Horse trailers, pig trailers, sheep trailers and cattle trailers all differ from each other as their purposes, much like their animals, are all different.   Horse trailers in particular are more elaborate in comparison to other trailers.  This is mainly due to the fact that Horses are often used in competitions as well as for various forms of work.  They are designed in order to keep the horses in peak physical condition in order to compete.  They contain sufficient lighting, floor space and height for the animal as well as including vast adjustable vents, drinking water, temperature recordings and some form of warming system. Horse trailers feature suspension as the Horse is standing upright for the entire duration of the journey.

The purpose of a livestock trailer is the same as any method of transport, in providing safe and reliable transport for their rider. It is important to find the right trailer for your livestock as their safety and need to stay in peak physical condition can be the difference of winning a competition or selling them or their commodities onto others.  For many, livestock is their livelihood and thus you should provide the best for them in order for you to reap their rewards.

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