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Livestock Transportation with uShip

If you need to transport livestock but don't have the time or resources available to do it yourself, uShip is an excellent option. We’ll help you find out how to ship livestock, help you get shipping rates from livestock transporters, and give you some tips along the way. Whether you're bringing your cattle to market, have already sold your livestock or need assistance transporting your animals to a show, uShip can help you find livestock transportation companies quickly and within your budget. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any help.

Thousands of independent transporters with specialized experience in livestock transport are on the uShip marketplace, waiting to provide transport quotes for your shipment. Create your shipment listing with details of your livestock and the needs for transport. Shippers who specialize in livestock transport will then give you shipping rates as they compete for your business. You’re able to talk to the transporters directly and review their profile to make sure you’re using the best livestock transportation service.

How to Ship Livestock

With uShip, livestock transport is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 | Create Your Shipment Listing

There are a few things you need to keep in mind when creating a livestock transport listing through uShip; be sure to detail the exact number, size and weight of your animals so that transporters can give you an accurate quote and determine if their trailers meet your needs. You’ll also need to indicate any special accommodations your animals will need during the journey. Such as a separate stall or regularly scheduled stops.

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2 | Choose the Best Livestock Transport Company

Once your shipment listing is complete, you will start getting quotes from transporters who specialize in shipping livestock as they compete for your business. This ensures you get the best rate from the best transporters. As the quotes come in, you can talk to the carriers directly. Find out more about their services and their experience in livestock transportation.

All transporters on uShip have a carrier profile with their safety records, customer rated feedback, and transportation history. We strongly encourage you to research the livestock shipping companies by looking over these profiles. Check out their completed shipments to see if they have experience in shipping livestock you need transported, and see what their previous customers have to say about their shipping experience. Reviewing these profiles and talking to the carriers can give you confidence in choosing the best livestock transport company.

3 | Livestock Shipping & Delivery

After you have chosen your transportation company, contact them directly with any concerns, questions, or additional details regarding your livestock transport. Work with them to nail down pick up and delivery details, and give them any additional contact information for third parties involved. At pick up, we suggest inspecting the trailer. Trailers will need to be clean, free of jagged edges and ideally have grooves in the floor for improved traction. Have payment ready at the agreed upon time, and please let us know if you have any trouble communicating with your service provider.

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How Much Does It Cost to Transport Livestock?

The cost to transport livestock is dependent on a few factors, including: distance, time, price of gas, and the size of the shipment. On average, livestock transport costs $1.35 per mile for shorter distances and $0.86 per mile for longer distances. Take a look at our cost to transport livestock page to get an up-close look at the livestock transport process before you begin your listing. There, you’ll see previous livestock shipments completed through the uShip marketplace, and get a better idea of how we work.

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