Approx. What Would It Cost to Hire Someone to Haul a Cow 20 miles? : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

We are considering buying a beautiful Jersey from a farm 20 miles from us. They won't deliver her at any price. We will need to hire someone to pick her up and deliver her to us. So that would be a 40 mile round trip. We have never done this before and being new in the area we keep finding out we keep getting "taken" because we don't know any better. They tell us the price -- we pay! LOL. I know all areas are differant, but approx. what might we expect to pay for the pickup and delivery of the cow?

-- Karen (, October 19, 2001


I haul cattle. Depends on the situation. For friends a 12-pack of beer and a home-cooked meal would probably do it. For others it is $50 whether it is one or a trailer load. Call around to horse people as it can be hauled in a horse trailer just as well as a cattle trailer.

-- Ken S. in WC TN (, October 19, 2001.

what area are you from? here in ky , they have a list at the stock yards of who will haul. You can call them,get a couple names and ask their price, then decide which one you are going with. If you were near here you could use ours free. hope this helps. Lexi

-- Lexi Green (, October 19, 2001.

Hi. I had my Guernsey heifer hauled 120 miles home for me in August--240 round trip. I expected to pay over $100.00. SURPRISE! I was quoted $30.00! I din't see how that could cover his gas in a 3/4 ton pickup pulling a trailer, and insisted on giving him $50.00. This is nice, to finally be on the "cheaper" side of something on the forum! Kathie

-- Kathie in Western Washington (, October 19, 2001.

Here in Michigan I would expect to pay $30 for what you are discribing.

-- diane (, October 19, 2001.

Karen, I'd say no more than $50, and maybe less, depending on the hauler. Some people will charge for the use of the trailer whether it is full or empty, some people would charge by the animal, although a single cow would probably cost on a per head basis than several cows. So in Northern NYS I'd say anywhere from $25 to $50.

-- Jennifer L. (Northern NYS) (, October 20, 2001.

Why not rent a horse trailer and pick her up yourself? Trailer rentals are relatively cheap and can usually be rented by the day or the hour and a 40 mile roundtrip shouldn't take you all that long.

-- Jane (, October 20, 2001.

You should be able to rent a uhall trailer for about $20 per day, just clean it out before you bring it back.................JAY

-- JAY (, October 20, 2001.

30 or 40 dollars here in SE Ohio is the going rate for that mileage.

-- Annie Miller in SE OH (, October 22, 2001.

We always pay 20 bucks to have them hauled to the auction that is about 18 miles from here.That is for one or 10. If you call your nearest cattle auction, they should be able to give you a list of names. If not, call your nearest Coop and ask the secretary. Secretaries know everything! heehee! Well, ours does anyway! I am from NE Ok.

-- Nan (, October 23, 2001.

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