No sale at Dublin

No sale at Dublin


THERE will be no markets at Dublin on Tuesday due to the Easter break.


THERE will be no markets at the SA Livestock Exchange in Dublin on Tuesday due to the Easter break.

Livestock Markets Ltd thought there wouldn't be sufficient numbers to hold a market because of the long weekend, but to also give "participants the opportunity to self-isolate for two weeks if they so desired".

The next sale at Dublin will be held next Tuesday, April 21, with the current protocols to remain until otherwise advised.

At Wycheproof, Vic, a special feature sheep sale scheduled for AuctionsPlus was also cancelled after the region experienced more than 50 millimetres of rain.

Elders Wycheproof manager Kevin Thompson said the rainfall meant most of the sheep had been withdrawn.

However, he said the break was "fantastic" on top of feed that had already shot.

"It's a much better reason for cancelling a sale," he said.

It comes as cancelled store cattle sales look set to resume in Vic, including Leongatha, Pakenham, Bairnsdale, Mortlake and Ballarat.

In the south-west, Warrnambool agents will resume their monthly store sale on April 24, after the March sale was cancelled.

"We are definitely back on," Warrnambool Stock Agents Association president Anthony Mahony said.

"We are just going to follow the protocols which have been widely publicised."

Mr Mahony said the market would use the "checkerboard system" and only yard cattle in every second pen.

- Bryce Eishold, Alastair Dowie and Andrew Miller

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