The Gentle Art of Preparing and Loading a Livestock Trailer

Transporting livestock isn't always an easy task. Learn these tips for how to prepare, load and unload a livestock trailer to help the process go as smoothly as possible.

Cow in Field
The Virginia-based Misty Mountain Farm raises family-sized milk cows that provide a sustainable source of wholesome, heart-healthy grassfed meat, milk, cheese, yogurt and dairy.
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Building a Ramp
 To prevent your cow from having a tall step off the trailer, pull up to a hill to unload. If there is no hill, consider building your own ramp.
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Cow On Trailer
You can create a shoot by backing up to a gate and using the gate for one side and the open trailer door or a building for the other.
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Brown cow in field
Consider separating a new cow for 30 days to make sure all is well with her health.
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