Just walk

hoff135

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scotland
Was thinking today about the prospect of strict rules being introduced for livestock transport.

What if we decided to bypass the whole thing and just walk our stock to the mart? As far as i know its not illegal to walk livestock even on busy roads as long as you have enough personnel to control them.

I was imagining a scene of total chaos as thousands of lambs were driven down the A9 trunk road to Dingwall mart from the north causing mayhem. Obviously the whole thing taking days.

Most of the paperwork left blank as there would be no loading or unloading times. No permits, nothing.

Imagine the faces of the people in power if we just bypassed the whole haulage part of the journey and just went on foot.
 
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roscoe erf

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Livestock Farmer
Was thinking today about the prospect of strict rules being introduced for livestock transport.

What if we decided to bypass the whole thing and just walk our stock to the mart? As far as i know its not illegal to walk livestock even on busy roads as long as you have enough personnel to control them.

I was imagining a scene of total chaos as thousands of lambs were driven down the A9 trunk road to Dingwall mart from the north causing total chaos obviously the whole thing taking days.

Most of the paperwork left blank as there would be no loading or unloading times. No permits, nothing.

Imagine the faces of the people in power if we just bypassed the whole haulage part of the journey and just went on foot.
bring back cowboys drovers etc
 

Cowmansam

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
We still walk heifers and drys down the main road but only once or twice a year and for a less than a mile soon build up some traffic
 

hoff135

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Location
scotland
At my last farm we used to regularly walk groups of dry cows 2 miles down lanes an through the village 50 to 100 at a time job done in half an hour compared to a day in the cattle box
We used to take our sheep down from the top fields and hill on to the A9 (very busy road for those that dont know) and go along it for about 300 yds. Often did it early morning. Tourists loved it some others would run you, the dog or the sheep down to get past. Only stopped 6 years ago when we got a box. Maybe if i cant afford the inspection ill be back at it😂😂
 
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Cowmansam

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
It’s way better for man and beast than been stuffed into a holding pen and loaded up we are right on the main road and can take you aslong to be let out with a trailer some days as it takes to just walk them out occasionally get the odd idiot who doesn’t want to stop but 100 plus cattle soon slows them up
 

Cowmansam

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
I’m sure there was some guy in Australia walked cattle over a thousand miles from one ranch to another huge numbers of them too bloody impressive may be a few more obstacles here though
 

KennyO

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Angus
I’m sure there was some guy in Australia walked cattle over a thousand miles from one ranch to another huge numbers of them too bloody impressive may be a few more obstacles here though
@Farmer Roy posted a video about it i think. The Station owner was one of the largest graziers in Australia iirc recently passed away.
 

topground

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Location
North Somerset.
Was thinking today about the prospect of strict rules being introduced for livestock transport.

What if we decided to bypass the whole thing and just walk our stock to the mart? As far as i know its not illegal to walk livestock even on busy roads as long as you have enough personnel to control them.

I was imagining a scene of total chaos as thousands of lambs were driven down the A9 trunk road to Dingwall mart from the north causing total chaos obviously the whole thing taking days.

Most of the paperwork left blank as there would be no loading or unloading times. No permits, nothing.

Imagine the faces of the people in power if we just bypassed the whole haulage part of the journey and just went on foot.
A handling system on wheels to tow behind the tractor with the cattle contained but walking will be the way forward if the DEFRA proposals on animal transport are introduced. Trouble is there will be no livestock markets to walk them to. @JP1 might have his eye on sole distributed rights from the continent where they are in use. He should be along in a minute with the details.
 

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