Fine fowls fetch a pretty price at Warwick auction
EXPECTED prices were smashed at the Warwick Poultry Auction on Saturday, with the top-priced fowls fetching more than double their reserve.
The auction started strong, with a trio of light sussex selling for $260.
Warwick Poultry Club president Warren Schelbach said a few breeds of fowl in particular were in demand.
“Rhode island red and sussex were making the big money,” Mr Schelbach said.
Auctioneer Leo McMahon said there was strong competition among bidders.
“The top priced bird was $320,” Mr McMahon said.
“We had a good crowd of buyers from as far away as Ipswich, northern New South Wales and Rathdowney.”
Buyers snapped up more than 160 lots of poultry from ducks and turkeys to top quality show poultry and rare breeds.
Poultry club members will now turn their attention to the club’s annual show next month.
The 111th annual show will be held on Sunday, June 19.
Judges for the event are Bob Wait (soft feather), Olivia Hetherington (hard feather) and Ken Yonge (waterfowl).
There will be hundreds of dollars in cash and prizes up for grabs, including the coveted Grand Champion Fowl of Show award.
A schedule and entry form is available to download from the Warwick Poultry Club Facebook page.
Entries close on June 10.