The cost to transport livestock is dependent on a few factors, including: distance, time, price of gas, and the size of the shipment. On averagelivestock transport costs $1.35 per mile for shorter distances and $0.86 per mile for longer distances.It is the loss of fluid from the cells. Tissue shrinkage occurs after holding cattle off feed and water. It also occurs when cattle are subjected to stresses such as hauling. It becomes more important than excretory shrink the longer the shipping time. Since it is actual loss of tissue weight, it is harder to replace