Galveston: Cattle drive afloat on record voyage abroad

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by Bronwyn Turner / Daily News Correspondent

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Posted on October 1, 2011 at 3:00 PM

GALVESTON, Texas — A national record for live cattle in one port shipment was set in Galveston last week, with 5,585 heifers embarking on a three-week voyage to Russia.

The cattle arrived in Galveston in 143 tractor-trailers from Kansas and were loaded over the course of 10 days. Inspections and a roundup by drovers on horseback followed unloading in a warehouse near Pier 34.

The herd of mostly pregnant Holstein heifers was then guided through a chute of massive shipping crates built by longshoremen.

Like passengers on a cruise ship, the cattle strode up the gangplank into open-air rooms on the nine-deck MV Ocean Drover.

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