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How Many?

Post by Dave » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:36 pm

How many calves that probably average 150 pounds can you haul in a 20 foot gooseneck? So yesterday I helped a neighbor brand. It had to be done because they had to go out to the hills today. I know there were some dry cows in the mix but I don't know how many. I do know that 166 cows got hauled. That was 2 loads in a cattle pot (44 per load), 7 gooseneck loads of 10 cows each, and one short load of 8 in a gooseneck. Yesterday at the branding I heard the number 130 calves kicked around several times. Anyway I hauled all the calves in 3 loads. At a 130 total that would be 43.3 per load. It was 24 miles each way. About half on the freeway at 65 mph. And half on a narrow gravel road with lots of blind curves. We ran in a convey so if the one in front met anyone they could tell them to hunt a hole. The first trip in I was behind the pot. Bad place to be. About choked on the dust. After that I made sure I was in front of him.



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Re: How Many?

Post by 5S Cattle » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:01 am

Are you asking a question then answering it, or do really want to know the answer? I’m confused

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Re: How Many?

Post by callmefence » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:38 am

I can get over 60 goats in a 24' . Course goat's stack good.
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Re: How Many?

Post by Dave » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:45 am

5S Cattle wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:01 am
Are you asking a question then answering it, or do really want to know the answer? I’m confused
I guess I was looking for opinions. I know I hauled all the calves in 3 trips. I know I hear talk about a number but that wasn't from the owner. It might be one of those guess how many jelly beans are in the jar deals. The first two loads I was behind the trailer door. The last load I behind the calves and saw the neighbor counting. I will see him this afternoon and I will ask him how many there were.

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Re: How Many?

Post by Randi » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:45 pm

We got 60 babies in our 24'. Ranged from under 100 lbs and up.

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Re: How Many?

Post by Brute 23 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:27 pm

I would plan on 4-5 loads depending on the width of the 20'. I would hate to pack calves of that size in and I'm usually pro pack.
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Re: How Many?

Post by 5S Cattle » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:52 pm

I put 14 5-7 weights in a 20’ the other day and it wasn’t tight. I’d guess 45 and still have plenty room. I ain’t much for jammin em in unless I don’t have far to go

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Re: How Many?

Post by Dave » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:12 pm

Talked to the neighbor this afternoon. He said there was 120 calves, so 40 per load. The trailer was full but not packed. The trip was 24 miles. The first half on the freeway but not a straight road. Lots of curves posted at 60 mph. The second half is a narrow gravel road with very few straight stretches. Mostly 2nd gear, some 3rd gear.

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Re: How Many?

Post by Nesikep » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:56 pm

I was going to guess 40-50 of that size.. I can stuff about 20 at weaning in my 20ft..

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Re: How Many?

Post by farmerjan » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:28 am

We can haul 15-20 of 4-5 wt calves with room to move in our 20 ft gooseneck. So 40 of 1-150 wt would be about right.

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