The transportation of livestock is considered an everyday event for those involved with animal agriculture. People load and unload animals, hitch and unhitch trailers and pull out on the road so often that it almost seems second nature.
That, of course, is the problem.
This important and potentially disastrous farm activity is done so often, it can be taken for granted that the truck and trailer will work properly and that the next trip will be exactly like the last — uneventful. Unfortunately, this is not a safe attitude. With tens of thousands of pounds of steel, hooves and rubber on the move, a single failure can lead to catastrophe.
Therefore, check out the safety recommendations at the following link to help ensure the safety of people and livestock during transportation.
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