TRANSPORTING CATTLE IN AUSTRALIA
Here are lots of stats about moving cattle.....that I am sure you do not want to know.
However you now know about road trains !
Only in Australia will you see this
This is a recent email sent regarding the cattle trains at Helen Springs Station
There are interesting statistics.
There are 17 trucks with 3 trailers and 2 decks per trailer;
Therefore there are 102 decks of cattle and there would be approximately
28 cattle per deck; This totals 2,856 head of cattle
The cattle will weigh approximately 500kg each (1102.3 lbs.)
The sale price for cattle at Longreach is approx. 165c/kg (75c/lb.)
Each animal will therefore be sold at $825.
Total revenue from this analysis is $2,356,200
Another interesting fact:
Each trailer has 24 tyres plus a dolly with 8 tyres
For the 72 trucks there are 4,464 tyres on the road
Road trains loading cattle at Helen Springs Station, north of Tennant Creek NT .
Now that's a Road Train!!