Livestock-in-Transit Delivery Warranty - Elders Rural Services

Livestock-in-Transit Delivery Warranty

What is our Livestock-in-Transit Delivery Warranty?

Elders Livestock-in-Transit Delivery Warranty provides livestock vendors and buyers with protection against financial loss due to death of livestock in transit.

If you are an Elders agency client and chose to receive the Livestock-in-Transit Delivery Warranty, Elders will warrant that all livestock you purchase or sell through Elders will be delivered alive to the relevant delivery location. If those livestock are not delivered alive (or require humane destruction), Elders will compensate you for the value of stock lost, as well as any associated recovery and debris removal costs.

Why choose Elders’ Livestock-in-Transit Delivery Warranty?

  • Peace of mind that a truck rollover won’t leave you with a six figure bill
  • Quick and easy claim process via your local Elders branch
  • Once off sign-up process – all transactions on your account covered, with flexibility to opt in for buyer or vendor transactions (or both)

What does the warranty cover?

  • Accidental death during transit by road, rail or foot
    (eg. due to heat stroke, suffocation or vehicle accident)
  • Slaughter for humane reasons due to injuries sustained in transit
  • Auction and private sale transactions

What is not covered?

  • Death of livestock that were unfit to load
  • Registered stud stock
  • Death caused by infectious disease or poisoning

What costs can I claim?

  • Associated recovery costs – up to a maximum of an amount equal to 50% of the value of the livestock being transported
  • Debris removal – clean up and disposal costs up to a limit of $20,000
  • Veterinary expenses for humane treatment

What is the cost?

The warranty fee is calculated as 0.45% of the
transaction value (exc. GST). This is equivalent to
45c for a $100 lamb or $4.50 for a $1,000 steer.

The same fee applies for both vendors and buyers.

Worked Example

A truck rolled over. It was carrying 60 cattle valued at $1,500 each. This resulted in the death of 20 cattle. An additional 20 cattle were slaughtered for humane reasons. The consignment was valued at $90,000 and the delivery warranty fee paid was $405.

Amount paid to clients by Elders

  • Value of stock lost: $60,000
  • Less levies, yard fees and NLIS: ($3,200)
  • Add recovery costs: $5,000
  • Total damages paid = $61,800

cattle loading into truck

How to make a claim?

Notify your Elders representative of livestock
deaths within 48 hours. We will confirm details of
the loss with you, calculate damages payable and
compensate you accordingly.

How do I sign up?

Simply call your local branch or Elders
representative. Opt in once and you will be covered
for all future loads. Delivery warranty fees are
automatically deducted from your transactions and
will appear itemised in your Elders invoice.

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