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‘A heifer I bought online already had a condition that the vet says is beyond treatment – do I have any comeback?’

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A mart's normal terms and conditions of sale should also apply to online sales. Marts will most likely have their terms and conditions on their websites.

A mart's normal terms and conditions of sale should also apply to online sales. Marts will most likely have their terms and conditions on their websites.

A mart's normal terms and conditions of sale should also apply to online sales. Marts will most likely have their terms and conditions on their websites.

I have had to buy cattle online in recent weeks due to the lockdown. A couple of weeks ago I bought a heifer weanling online at a mart and it wasn’t till I got her home I saw she had serious hoof problems. Due to the positioning of the camera at the mart, I was unable to see the animal’s feet.

To make matters worse, the issue with the animal hoofs was not declared by the auctioneer prior to the sale. I didn’t spot it until I got the heifer home and I didn’t know what was wrong, so I decided to call my vet.


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