Preparing and Transporting Livestock
US Ports Play a Significant Role in Exporting Livestock
The movement of live animals by ocean carriage is a highly specialized logistics niche, requiring a wide range of supply chain expertise.
It might be said that Noah was the first to ponder the logistics of moving livestock by ocean. Since antiquity men and women have faced the challenge of moving animals, it’s an age-old balancing act. Today specialized exporters, forwarders, ports, and carriers have taken up this challenge. Last year the U.S. exported 238,700 head of cattle to countries around the world, and this January and February alone the U.S. has already transported 64,967 head of dairy and beef cattle.