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Fines for unfit animals sent to saleyards. ABC 28.2.2012
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Fines for unfit stock sent to saleyards

By Caitlyn Gribbin

Tuesday, 28/02/2012

The group that represents livestock agents is telling its members to fine graziers who send unwell or injured cattle to saleyards.

The Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association says it wants to limit the amount of negative footage coming out of livestock sales.

CEO Andy Madigan says fining producers for bringing in sick or injured stock to sale will act as a deterrent.

"We don't want to see them, we don't want to see them anywhere," he said.

"No one wants to see unfit livestock.

"At the moment I can't tell you which individual yards have introduced a fee or what they're doing because there's too many.

"But it's something that's coming in right across the country and animal welfare is paramount and no livestock handling facility, whether it be an abattoir, feedlot or saleyard, wants to deal with unfit animals."