South Australia’s Agriculture Minister Michael O’Brien has announced that last week the one millionth sheep for 2010 passed through the Ceduna Roadblock.
Driver Bungy Treloar was presented with a framed certificate by Ceduna roadblock supervisor Peter Lowe.
Mr Treloar drives for Calomba Transport – a South Australian company based near Dublin, north of Adelaide.
“The sheep on board were going from Wagin in WA to Keith in SA,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The load took the number of sheep through Ceduna in 2010 to 1,000,047.
“The number of cattle through for 2010 now totals 127,639.”
Mr O’Brien said the movement of sheep and cattle from the drought-stricken West to South Australia and the eastern states was possibly the largest of its kind in Australian history.
He said significant restocking in South Australia could potentially generate $50 million in additional revenue across the sector.