Shipping?

Discussion in 'Goats For Sale' started by cjpup, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. cjpup

    cjpup New Member

    417
    Dec 1, 2007
    TX
    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?

    CJ
     
  2. hornless

    hornless New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Well Ron Keener is great.
     

  3. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
  4. cjpup

    cjpup New Member

    417
    Dec 1, 2007
    TX
    ditto
     
  5. hornless

    hornless New Member

    326
    Oct 5, 2007
    I'll get his rates for you
     
  6. hornless

    hornless New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Point-to-Point
    Mileage First Animal
    Base Fee First Animal
    Fuel
    Surcharge First Animal
    Fee Estimate Additional
    Animals
    1000 Miles $200.00 $160.00 $360.00 $50 each
    1500 Miles 250.00 200.00 450.00 60 each
    2000 Miles 300.00 240.00 540.00 65 each
    2500 Miles 350.00 280.00 630.00 70 each
    over 2500 400.00 320.00 720.00 75 each
     
  7. getchagoat (Julie)

    getchagoat (Julie) New Member

    603
    Oct 5, 2007
    Waco, KY
    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.
     
  8. cjpup

    cjpup New Member

    417
    Dec 1, 2007
    TX
    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???

    CJ
     
  9. getchagoat (Julie)

    getchagoat (Julie) New Member

    603
    Oct 5, 2007
    Waco, KY
    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.