We've been contemplating buying a trailer for awhile. We'd like to have one for hauling a few hogs to the butcher, as well as turkeys or chickens, maybe a few goats. We have a pickup with a cage for the back that has worked for now, but I'm not sure if we're going to be able to use it for the pigs at 250 lbs. Have you ever gotten your butcher-weight pigs up and into a pickup? I'm not sure how they'll handle that steep of a ramp. Soooo... I'd love to find a cheap livestock or horse trailer, but so far, no luck. We're also considering a used open utility trailers, and adding sides and a roof? Like this: http://www.tractorsupply.com/detail.asp?pcID=3&paID=1023&sonID=733&page=1&productID=17344 Or, what about those Carmate-type enlcosed trailers, like this: http://www.tractorsupply.com/detail.asp?pcID=3&paID=1023&sonID=731&page=1&productID=17329 Could they be modified to haul animals by opening it up somehow to allow ventilation? Do you think their sturdy enough to hold pigs? Any other suggestions?