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LAMBS sold to $132 at Landmark
Anderson & Fawcett's Mount Pleasant
market in September.
A yarding of 617 sheep and lambs
and 137 cattle sold to strong demand,
with spirited bidding in the sheep and
lamb section meaning that 14 pens of
lambs sold for more than $100.
Crossbred lambs made $100 to $132.
Lighter crossbred lambs made $80-
$100. Hoggets sold to $128, mutton to
$138 and rams to $140.
Top price went to RD&CF Andrews,
Springton, who sold 24 lambs at $132.
AJ&MA Baker, Cambrai, sold 34 cross-
bred lambs at $125. MR,GD&KH
Rathjen, Springton, sold wethers to
$138. Wottoona Properties sold 25 1.5-
year-old ewes at $128.
All grades of cattle and calves were
in strong demand from graziers and
Trade weight cattle sold for
$730-$800 and lighter trade
made $600-$760. Store steers made
$500-$670. Lighter steers made $400
to $480. Cows sold to $730 and bulls
S Mader's Murray Grey steer topped
the sale at $800. B&V Duldig's Murray
Grey steers made $650, and
Boolkamina Station, Menindie, sold
Murray Grey and Poll Hereford steers
LN Green & Co, Gawler, presented a
line of eight Angus Herefords that
CM Bond, Walker Flat, sold a top-
quality draft of milk vealers at $760.
Lightweight trade cattle sold to
$760. Cows topped at $730 and bulls
Store cattle were eagerly sought by
butchers and feedlotters.
B&V Duidig's Murray Grey cows with
calves at foot sold to $1220 and their
Murray Grey cows pregnancy tested
in-calf made $710 to $870.
Strong Mount Pleasant sale
Ross Andrews, Springton, sold the top price lambs at Mount Pleasant market.
By MARK PETERS
Biosecurity SA Principal Advisor
N increase in the number of
pregnant sheep being trucked
large distances, where ewes
have dropped lambs in transit or in
saleyards, is being reported.
Apart from the obvious dangers to
the health and survival of lambs
born on trucks or yards, the stress of
transport, especially when heavily
pregnant ewes have not received
optimal nutrition, may lead to preg-
nancy toxaemia, which can kill the
ewe unless treated promptly.
The new Land Transport of
Livestock Standards require that
livestock are prepared and selected
as fit for their intended journey.
Selection of fit livestock is a
responsibility shared between the
consignor and the driver.
An animal is not fit for a journey if
it is known to be or visually assessed
to be within two weeks of birthing
(unless the water-deprivation time
and journey is less than four hours
duration to another property).
Animals known or assessed to be
within two weeks of giving birth
must therefore be held back from
transport and provided with normal
Veterinary advice should be
sought when it is necessary to trans-
port sheep that are more than three
They should be transported with
additional space on the vehicle and
be segregated from different classes
of sheep. Feed and water should be
provided at the destination.
After full consultation with the
livestock and transport industries,
new national standards and guide-
lines for the Land Transport of
Livestock have been developed.
It is intended these standards and
guidelines will replace the current
model codes of practice for the wel-
fare of animals during transport by
road and rail.
The standards will be regulated in
all Australian states to ensure there
are appropriate and consistent trans-
port standards that protect animal
Standards are based on current
scientific knowledge, recommended
industry practice and community
One of the issues identified as a
risk to livestock welfare during the
transport process is the movement
of heavily-pregnant stock.
The Land Transport Standards
also state that an animal will not be
fit for a journey if:
• It is unable to walk on its own,
is severely emaciated
• Is visibly dehydrated or is show-
ing visible signs of severe injury or
• If blind in both eyes or suffering
from conditions likely to cause
increased pain or distress during
• Need to know more?
Transport laws change
Lambs born in trucks and saleyards
Joint consigner/driver responsibility
New transport standards
PRICES eased at the Mount Compass prime cattle sale on Wednesday, September
29.The yarding of 400 cattle was up on previous weeks with bulls and cows firm
in price and store stock prices easing because of quality.
Bulls made $1.48 to $1.50 a kilogram, and cows made $1.40-$1.55/kg.
Finished steers, 300 to 400kg, sold for $1.95-$2.10/kg, finished heifers, 300-
400kg, made $1.85-$2/kg.
PG&VM Whitford, Myponga, sold a 740kg bull for $1.48/kg.
KG&JA Davis, Mt Compass, sold Murray Grey steers at 272kg for $2.18/kg.
FP Ag a/c Mooney, Echunga, sold one steer at 315kg for $2.11/kg.
Compass cattle top $2.10/kg
LANDMARK ANDERSON & FAWCETT
MT PLEASANT MARKET
your livestock specialists
Livestock to be booked in with our office prior to sale date. Stock to be yarded by 11am Sale Day.
All cattle and sheep NVD's & Animal Health Statements for sheep, to be handed to office staff prior to sale.
Contact our office on 08 8568 2201,
or Fax 08 8568 2621
SELLING BY AUCTION:
• CATTLE & CALVES • SHEEP & LAMBS
• ALPACAS • GOATS
2010 SALE DATES:
October . . . .Wednesday 6th, 20th
November . .Wednesday 3rd, 17th
December . . . . . .Wednesday 8th
We cater for consignments of all sizes.
Located on Saleyard Road Mt Pleasant
The Saleyard of Choice for Northern Hills, Murray Flats & The Barossa Producers
Mt Pleasant Annual BL/Merino
1st X & Merino Off Shears Sale
& British Breed Ram Sale
Wednesday 24th November 2010
Ram Sale Commencing 12:00 Noon
Off Shears Sale Commencing 1:00pm
Mt Pleasant / Pewsey Vale
Annual Weaner Cattle Sale
Friday 28th January 2011
Commencing 12:00 Noon
Mt Pleasant Beef Breeders
& Weaner Cattle Sale
Wednesday 2nd March 2011
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