Tales from the wise at the saleyards
MERVYN Davies is a man who has tried his hand at almost everything.
He's been a butcher, farmer, fencer and even worked in a dairy and says he wouldn't change a thing.
"We worked hard back in my day, but it was all in good fun," Mr Davies said.
When Mr Davies and his family first moved to Warwick they leased Lyons St Butchery for 17 and half years before handing it over in 1989.
Mr Davies is a man full of stories about his various occupations.
He recalled his time as a fencer when they would work from morning until dust splitting posts for 1 pound, 100 - equivalent to $2 per 100 posts split.
He said fence posts struts were sold to an equivalent of 35c per post.
Mr Davies has been attending the Pig and Calf Sale regularly since the early 1970s where he has come across some intriguing items.
"I've seen a lot of different things in my lifetime," he said.
"A few items have popped up at the sale that I hadn't come across in 40 years."