GALLERY: Kids take over Warwick Saleyards
THERE was a definite Christmas feel to the final Pig and Calf Sale for 2018 with plenty of young children running about the place, a bumper offering of live turkeys and even an ice-cream van on site.
The yarding for pigs and cattle was down on the previous week though there were a few more pens of sheep and goats.
Two goat kids sold by young brothers Thomas and Cooper Cowles proved a hit with many children at the yards.
Millmerra teen Amber-Lee Garahy purchased two of the turkeys for $25 but she's not planning on eating them and plans to breed them.
"I only started breeding last year," the 19-year-old said.
"I do it for the money and they are really nice animals."
Ms Garahy said a plump turkey breeding pair can sell for up to $150 to the right buyer.
While some could say turkeys are noisy and have faces that look like half-melted plastic, Ms Garahy said they have unique beauty.
"They are really good looking animals. We also breed ducks, chooks and geese, that's about it," she said.
The stock agents from McDougall and Sons will take a break over Christmas with the next Pig and Calf Sale schedule for January 9.