FL Lifts Weight Restrictions on Cattle Trucks as Farmers Need to Prepare for Flooding

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Florida, General, Livestock, Weather

Due to flooding associated with recent heavy rains across North Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation has put in place an Emergency Executive Order that lifts weight restrictions on cattle trucks, allowing them to run at 95,000 lbs in Florida as long as the driver has the proper documents.

And due to the flooding concerns, Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson is asking farmers and residents in areas with the potential for flooding to be sure to move pesticides, fertilizers and propane tanks off the ground and safely stored away and for livestock producers to have plans in place for their animals.