Geoff stocks up at animal sale
HE CAME to Warwick empty-handed, but Geoff Dawson yesterday returned to his Ipswich home with a menagerie of animals in tow.
Mr Dawson was visiting Warwick as part of his weekly trip to the Pig and Calf sale.
The animal vendor has his own business “Stocks Produce” in Blacksoil, Ipswich, and said Warwick’s sale was the best in the region.
His purchase of more than 50 animals was testament to his claim.
“There’s a good amount of variety here and there’s a lot of bargains going,” he said.
“One man’s trash is certainly another man’s treasure.
"There’s a few good cages selling.”
Mr Dawson replenished his stock with a number of ducklings, goats, chickens, guineafowl and a beautiful golden pheasant.
Auctioneer Dennis Bourke said this week’s sale was busy as always and he expected numbers to pick up in winter.
“There’s usually more stock in the winter months, but it hasn’t happened yet,” he said.
“We’ll probably see numbers picking up soon though.”
Young brothers Cooper and Connor Hicks also travelled to the sale to inspect the range of animals while their grandfather sold fruit across the road.
The two and three year olds were particularly fascinated by the calves.