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Not sure if this is the right place to ut this but....

Im thinking about getting some myotonic does from Tennessee (I live in Tx). I was just wondering if anyone knows of a good hauling company that will pick them up and drop them off for me. I have never shipped any livestock before....any tips?

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Just some things to think about with shipping from a different climate.
1 - goats stress. don't ship just one from a farm, ship more than 1 so they have a buddy. That is an awfully long trip.
2 - there's a chance for rain anytime until summer. if they get wet in shipping, they get sick.
3 - going from TX to TN - a no,no going from dry to so humid. I don't know how TN to TX will do. They may have a little trouble the first summer with the heat.

There's a book I'm reading with a whole chapter on shipping. It's one of the Storey's books, published in 2007, about meat goats. Has alot of good info to consider. i got it at TSC.
 

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That was my next question....stress. I would be shipping no less than 5 does from the same herd.

TN to TX......I didnt think about that....when do you think would be the best time to ship them from there to here???

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I don't know best time. They need time to get use to the climate, so before June. Ask the shipper about his trailer and ventilation/weather. Also, how many stops along the way. That's a long haul. I shipped a horse to TX because this lady wanted him so bad and it turned out okay I guess. We asked for a straight shot to get him and his buddy off the trip asap. The guy stayed overnight halfway through. I was a bit miffed. I think Ron Keener has a better reputation than that.
 
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