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Recommended Truck Practices For 2017 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

If you are part of the 2017 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, you must know there's a couple of steps you should follow before heading out to the Rodeo. Here at Auto Group of San Antonio we are starting to prepare for one of San Antonio's most popular events, the 2017 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo! When it comes to transporting your livestock, safety comes first! These recommended trucking practices might come in handy.

When a loading ramp is constructed from concrete, stair steps are recommended. The steps should have a 10 cm rise and a 30-60 cm tread length. Do not exceed a 10 cm rise. The minimum tread length is 30 cm. The steps must be grooved to provde non-slip footing. These dimensions are recommended for cattle, water buffalo, horses and other large animals. For pigs, a smaller 8 cm rise is recommended.



Truck Loading Densities
Feedlot Fed Steers
or Cows, Avg. Weight
English / Metric Units
Horned or Tipped
or more than 10%
Horned and Tipped
English / Metric Units

No Horns
English / Metric Unit

800 lbs ( 360 kg )

10.90 sq.ft. (1.01 sq.m)

10.40 sq.ft. (0.97 sq.m.)

800 lbs (360 kg )

10.90 sq.ft. (1.01 sq.m)

10.40 sq.ft. (0.97 sq.m.)
1000 lbs ( 454 kg) 12.80 sq.ft. (1.20 sq.m) 12.00 sq.ft. (1.11 sq.m.)
1200 lbs ( 545 kg) 15.30 sq.ft. (1.42 sq.m) 14.50 sq.ft. (1.35 sq.m.)
1400 lbs (635 kg) 19.00 sq.ft. (1.76 sq.m) 18.00 sq.ft. (1.67 sq.m.)
Market Weight Pigs
English / Metric Units
English / Metric Units
temp.75+ degrees F (24C)
English / Metric Units
200 lbs. ( 90 kg ) 3.50 sq.ft. ( 0.32 sq.m.) 4.00 sq.ft. ( 0.37 sq.m.)
250 lbs. ( 113 kg ) 4.26 sq.ft. ( 0.40 sq.m.) 5.00 sq.ft. ( 0.46 sq.m.)


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