About Livestock Trailers
When transporting livestock for private or commercial reasons, it is essential to use an attached trailer that fulfils the required safety and security standards. The same principles of safe transportation apply to all sizes of livestock, and trailers that provide higher amounts of coverage and protection are suitable for longer journeys. When frequently using a livestock trailer to move animals from one location to another, it is important for the trailer to have an effective loading and unloading mechanism, this will lead to fewer delays, especially when it is only possible to transport a small amount of livestock at one time.
This type of animal vehicle will usually be made from galvanised materials to not only protect the animals inside, but to also ensure that it has a good level of protection from the weather. For larger animals, safe and legal livestock trailers include a sufficient number of inlets for light and air to enter the enclosed space.
Off-road livestock trailers can be added to the back of a small vehicle, they particularly suitable for moving animals around an agricultural facility. The rear wall usually doubles as a loading and unloading ramp, which can be easily secured into place before moving off to keep the animals safe. Some trailers are supplied with a dividing gate if it is necessary to keep animals separated during transit.