Monday, December 08, 2014

Helen Springs Station, Australia

Sent from Kadnook Kennels (Australia)

Road  Trains 

This  is a recent  email sent regarding the cattle trains at Helen Springs  Station. 
There  are interesting statistics.    
There  are 17 trucks with 3 trailers and 2 decks per  trailer; 
Therefore  there are 102 decks of cattle and there would be  approximately 
28  cattle per deck; This totals 2,856 head of  cattle 
The  cattle will weigh approximately 500kg each (1102.3  lbs.) 
The  sale price for cattle at Longreach is approx. 165c/kg  (75c/lb.) 
Each  animal will therefore be sold at  $825. 
Total  revenue from this analysis is  $2,356,200 
Another  interesting  fact: 
Each  trailer has 24 tyres plus a dolly with 8  tyres 
For  the 72 trucks there are 4,464 tyres on the  road 
Road  trains loading cattle at Helen Springs Station, north  of  Tennant Creek 


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