Use rail line to move cattle to meatworks

 

News article: Use rail line to move cattle to meatworks

SURELY the answer to road transport of livestock through our city streets must be staring us in the face.

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
What's the story here @Sulla1 ?  Where are the cattle being loaded onto B doubles please?

Use rail line to move cattle to meatworks

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  NSWGR8022 Chief Train Controller

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
What's the story here @Sulla1 ?  Where are the cattle being loaded onto B doubles please?
bevans

The line into the sale yards looks disconnected.

What is the location of the meat works or do the cattle get taken to different meat works from there?
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Currently in Queensland all cattle moved by rail moves from suppliers to meatworks (the meatworks have the contract agreements with Queensland Transport and Aurizon), there's no cattle moved to or from saleyards, mostly because saleyards are usually located within a reasonably short distance from meatworks and saleyard deliveries are not trainload in size. In the early 2000s QR operated weekly trains from the Charters Towers and Mareeba saleyards but these largely stopped when most of the Northern cattle sales became live export. I'm not sure when Gracemere and Roma (Queensland's largest saleyard) were last served by rail but it's been a while. Gracemere is only a few kilometres from one of the largest meatworks in the country, and is easily accessed by the Capricorn and Bruce Highways, rail is certainly not an option for shorthaul cattle movements.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Moving cattle by rail is like moving anything else by rail. Its only economic when
- Distance is sufficient, typically 500km or more
- Rake loads
- Frequent movements to justify the infrastructure

With many of the former cattle services not complying to above, the obvious has occurred.

About 10 years back the govt mentioned Cattle train recovered 20c in the $.

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