KKO purchases its first cattle transporter

Juntunen’s train

Motorisation and improved transport links in the 1920s gradually put an end to the purchasing of on-farm slaughtered meat. The completion of Kuopion Karjanmyyntiosuuskunta’s (KKO) own slaughterhouse increases the interest in purchasing live animals.

When KKO acquires a tailor-made lorry in 1928, slaughter animals can be transported over increasingly long distances. At first, animals are collected from agreed collection points where producers have taken them. ll the same, it is quite a hassle to get the animals into the lorry.


An extended Sisu lorry, known as ‘Juntunen’s train’, transported slaughter animals.