19 year-old David Fermor and his mother Trina visiting the sale yards from down south.
19 year-old David Fermor and his mother Trina visiting the sale yards from down south. Nicole Zurcas

Bonding over pigs and calves

ICY chills may have kept the usual big crowds away for the first winter Pig and Calf Sales, but it didn't stop one mother and son from leaving the house.

Over at the cattle pens Trina Fermor and her son David were barricading themselves from the strong winds waiting for the sun to break through again.

The two were visiting from down south in Wallangarra with a friend. Coming from the border town the Fermors try to make it out to Warwick on a Wednesday as much as possible.

"We come down once every couple of months, it would be nicer if we could get here more often we really enjoy the sales,” Mrs Fermor said.

The duo were staking out the cattle on offer hoping to take home a new calf to their property.

"We have lots of animals, horses, dogs, birds and now we want some cows,” Mr Fermor said.

For 19 year-old David, checking out the sales is a unique experience.

"It's great having a look around, each time we come here it's different,” he said.

With everyone rugged up in thick jumpers and scarves the cold weather was only a minor set back.



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