Carolyn and Neville Watherston doubled their usual price for their chooks and roosters at yesterday’s sale.
Carolyn and Neville Watherston doubled their usual price for their chooks and roosters at yesterday’s sale. Michael Cormack

Double your luck for couple at sale

SOUTHBROOK residents Neville and Carolyn Watherston walked away from yesterday's Warwick Pig and Calf Sale happy, but at a loss.

The couple sold roosters for $12 each, around double what they normally receive when they sell at Warwick's most famous auction.

"The sale was pretty good today, we're happy with the prices we received," Mr Watherston said.

"We normally get about $6 or $7 for them.

"I don't know what's caused the higher prices, it might just be the wet weather - there's no other reason, but we'll take them."

Mr Watherston said the couple were almost regular buyers and sellers at the sale.

"We used to sell pigs here too but we got out of them," he said.

"We've bought steers and calves here before too - it's cheaper to buy due to the auction style.

"We still come back because it's a good day out.

"The Pig and Calf Sale is really the only place for us to sell our chooks and roosters.

"There used to be a sale in Toowoomba but that closed down."

Mrs Watherston said she was unsure what to expect of the market in the future.

"You just never know what's going to happen, it depends on what people want," Mrs Watherston said.

"Everything's up and down at the moment so it just depends on who is looking for them on the day that you're selling.

"You just can't predict it."

What you can predict, though, is a bargain at the sale.

"I've got a few good ones here," Mr Watherston said.

"I bought some steel a while ago - I can't remember the price but it was a lot cheaper here than in the shops."



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