Livestock trailers are essential pieces of equipment for anyone needing to move, corral, or otherwise work with sheep, hogs, cattle, or other livestock, but they aren’t all built the same.
Livestock trailers go by many different names—stock trailers, hog carts, portable hog traps, portable corrals, cattle trailers, and hydraulic lift livestock carts, to name a few—but all are designed to help with moving, corralling, and working with livestock such as sheep, hogs, and cattle.
You’ll typically find new and used livestock trailers for sale built from either steel or aluminum; steel livestock trailers are generally less expensive, but aluminum trailers are less likely to corrode. Trailers generally have a metal or wood floor and slatted sides to allow for airflow, along with doors in the back and one or more access doors on the sides. Trailers come in either gooseneck or tag-along/bumper-pull models.
Graham Edwards, Joskin, Lifetime Farm Products, Masson, and MCM are among the most common names in new and used livestock trailers. Joskin livestock trailers come with reclining suspension or ramps, while some MCM trailer models feature hydraulic decks. Livestock trailers from Graham Edwards can either be pulled by a pickup truck or a tractor, and Graham Edwards demount trailers have wheels under the trailer body so the body and chassis can be used separately.