Last Pig and Calf sale gobbles up festive feast
RAIN did not deter eager bidders for heading to the saleyards yesterday for the last pig and calf sale of the year.
Horse breeder Clive Littlewood from Nobby was at the Wednesday sale and welcomed four turkeys he had sold as chicks as they returned to the sale as fully grown fowl.
"We've got a little farm on Glover Rd where we breed quarter horses but we have a few turkeys and chooks," Mr Littlewood said.
"I used to sell quite a few little ones in here at different times.
"I sold these ones to a bloke at Clifton who grew them up and they're back here now in time for a Christmas dinner.
"They're fascinating creatures - you can train them so you can let them out and they'll wander about and then when it's time to go to bed you can call them in, and they tell you when snakes are about."
A regular at the sale, Mr Littlewood said the pig and calf was a good meeting place for rural workers.
"It's a good gathering for all us old fellas to get together," he said.
"You've only got to look around to see what the farmers bring in to see it's such a money maker for the farmers around the area who bring in their livestock and poultry."
Originally from Goondiwindi, Mr Littlewood moved to Nobby with his wife 13 years ago.
"I've been mucking around with horses nearly all my life but I've been breeding quarter horses for almost 20 years," he said.
"My wife and I decided to move to Nobby where we grow hay and breed horses, which is a pretty good life - I just wish I was 30 years younger."