Moving Cattle in Australia
The following pictures were taken by a relative of Pouch President, John Yelland, documenting the cattle trains at Helen Springs Station. Only in Australia will you see this!
Some interesting facts:
There are 17 trucks with 3 trailers and 2 decks per trailer. This means there are 102 decks of cattle and approximately 28 cattle per deck, which totals to 2,856 head of cattle. The cattle weigh approximately 500 kg each (1,102.3 lbs.). The sale price for cattle at Longreach is approximately 165 cents/kg (75 cents/lb.). Therefore, each animal will be sold for $825. The total revenue from this analysis is $2,356,200.
For the 72 truck/trailer combos there are 6,192 tires on the road.