FIRST-TIMERS: Maddison Bange and Beau Boulter checked of Pig and Calf as one of many new regional experiences this week.
FIRST-TIMERS: Maddison Bange and Beau Boulter checked of Pig and Calf as one of many new regional experiences this week.

Farmers spend weekend on alert after threat of dam failure

LIVING just ten minutes from the Bolzan Quarry Dam, farmer Maddison Bange enjoyed a slow day at the Pig and Calf today after an action-packed weekend.

"We weren't overly concerned as we got the text message and were on alert," she said.

"But in the end I'm glad it wasn't actually as bad as expected."

Accompanied by Beau Boulter, the pair said despite the flood threat they still managed to get out to the Clifton Show.

"We managed to get round and have a little look, number were down but that was to be expected," she said.

"I think it was probably to do with the drought."

A first time Pig and Calf punter, Miss Bange said she was curious to see the sale for herself.

"My Dad has been a couple of times and I thought, I wanted to have a look," she said.

Miss Bange came from a farming property, dealing with cattle and grain.

"It's also a good feeling that we got around 200mm," she said.

Sitting high up on the pen fences, the pair had a prime view of the cattle sale.

"Not sure if I will buy anything but it's definitely interesting to watch it all."



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