1. BYH Official Poll: What are the things that you should consider before buying herds?
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  2. All things Goats
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dismiss Notice
  4. BYH Picture of the Week (POW) - Submit your Pics Now !!
    Click HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)
    Dismiss Notice

Transportation

Discussion in 'Everything Else Sheep' started by WolfeMomma, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Aug 10, 2017
    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Chillin' with the herd

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2017
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Maine
    We are going to pick up our sheep next week. We will be using our livestock trailer, I have never transported sheep before, only horses. Anything special I need to make sure I do? do they need hay in there with them? They will be in the trailer for about 1hr and 45 mins.
     
  2. Aug 10, 2017
    mysunwolf

    mysunwolf True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    787
    Likes Received:
    717
    Trophy Points:
    243
    Location:
    Southwest Virginia
    For that amount of time they should be fine! You just want to try and transport anytime outside of the heat of the day, especially if they are in full wool.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2017
    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Chillin' with the herd

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2017
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Maine
    They will be 5-6 Month old Katahdin ews if that makes any difference?
     
  4. Aug 10, 2017
    mysunwolf

    mysunwolf True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    787
    Likes Received:
    717
    Trophy Points:
    243
    Location:
    Southwest Virginia
    Oh, then they'll be much more heat tolerant! So excited that you're getting into sheep :D
     
    CntryBoy777 likes this.
  5. Aug 10, 2017
    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Chillin' with the herd

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2017
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Maine
    So are we! I am very much a sheep newbie, I really only have experience with horses and some cows lol wish me luck !
     
    mysunwolf and CntryBoy777 like this.
  6. Aug 10, 2017
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2013
    Messages:
    2,434
    Likes Received:
    3,722
    Trophy Points:
    343
    Location:
    Southern Middle TN
    We have only hauled sheep in a trailer for a couple of hours but we made sure we had a bucket of water to give them a drink about half way home. If it isn't too hot they do pretty good.
     
    CntryBoy777 likes this.
  7. Aug 10, 2017
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Loving the herd life

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    761
    Likes Received:
    966
    Trophy Points:
    148
    Location:
    S coastal VA
    So, having hauled horses, you know that you always NEED to have some buckets and water with you because you just never know when you will have an unexpected delay in route. With that in mind, throw a pad of hay in a bag in the truck...just in case.

    Some livestock trailers are open in the rear above the doors/gate. If that is the case with yours, I would suggest you have a way to cover that as sheep can jump and you want to be sure that is not an escape hatch.

    Of course, we want pics of the new arrivals. :) :pop
     
    WolfeMomma, Mike CHS and CntryBoy777 like this.
  8. Aug 11, 2017
    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Chillin' with the herd

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2017
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Maine
    @Mini Horses thankfully that is not the case with our trailer, ours just has the one big door at the back, then a man door at the front. Yup I will make sure there is hay and a way to get them water.
    thanks everyone :) There will be pictures for sure!
     
  9. Aug 11, 2017
    Bossroo

    Bossroo True BYH Addict

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,307
    Likes Received:
    541
    Trophy Points:
    221
    Just a heads up ! I would check with your State's Ag. Health Department to see what health certificates and ear tags and " Bill of Sale " that you need in order to transport sheep in State. If you will be crossing State lines, you will need a health certificate from a Veterinarian, ear tags on the sheep, as well a valid "Bill of Sale " . Otherwise, you may be stoped and the sheep will be quaranteened at a State Quaranteen Facility which could be costly. Since you are in Maine and near the Canadian border, so if you are getting them from Canada, then you will have to deal with USDA and and Canadian Health Departments where their much more strict import /export health rules and regulations as well as quaranteen time.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2017
    mysunwolf and WolfeMomma like this.
  10. Aug 11, 2017
    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Chillin' with the herd

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2017
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Maine
    @Bossroo not crossing state lines, no worries there.