Cattle fall off back of truck
A LOAD of cattle fell off the back of a truck yesterday and four badly crushed weaners had to be put down.
A farmer from north of Gympie purchased 15 weaners from Gympie Saleyard for around $500 each.
On leaving the saleyards about 6.15am, the back tailgate came ajar while heading up a hill on Old Maryborough Rd.
The young cattle spilled out onto the road in front of Victory College.
Police said four weaners were badly injured with broken bones and had to be destroyed.
Gympie Regional Council arranged to have the injured animals put down and removed the dead cattle from the road. The rest were mustered into a nearby paddock and a water truck then cleaned the road of blood and debris.