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Auction sale of cattle at DWAALBOOM, cattle enter sale area thru gate***auctioneer to cattle***farmers, buyers and sellers bidding***cattle on sale***cattle with farmers in background***more cattle to bidders.***farmer goes thru gate, cattle being herded by same man***cu auctioneer***cattle being branded after sale***cattle out of enclosure after being sold***getting cattle ready for trek to rail head***gv area.
bull offered for sale***cattle waiting to be sold***ditto***three very thin ones***african farmer who sold some cattles gets his check from auctioneers***cu face**(this was the only african who entered the sale here all the others were whites)*** farmer studies cattle, he bought a lot** sold cattle start 40 mile trek to railhead*** a whisp of cloud in the sky***cut in camera** cattle trekking on road** more leave on trek to rail.
Private farm were farmer Mr Kritkinger wants to sell all his cattle as he has had to feed them for the last two months at a cost of GBP1500 herd is 600 and he failed to sell many as the prices were as low as GBP15 for a cow with a calf. Mr Kritzinger***again***auctioneer sits on pole**farmer in corner**gv of area**2 buyers**cattle eating fodder 3 shots**cattle trying to eat thorn bush**over Kritzingers shoulder to kraal with cattle***talking**Cattle leave farm for trek to railhead some 50 miles.
Name sign on farm**//a very thin cow and calf walk along railway tracks, she is lost*** two head passed out at railhead***a thin one that was brought in by truck***cattle trekking to railhead near end of trip after all night walk***more over horizon***railhead name sign Middlewit****railways road truck arrives laden with cattle***hauling out cattle that are dying***kraal of waiting cattle with truck unloading in background.
high spot 2 passed out head on ground with another being hauled out of truck***loading into cattle trucks of railway, 12 to a truck covered wagons, they will stay in there all day and train will reach pretoria sometime next day by which time many more will die, they have no food but had water before entraining***travelling shots of the parched land they leave***cracked earth cus++++train carrying cattle south, engine, then comes iron ore trucks then cattle trucks++++run out on driver of train.
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