Poultry market strong at pig and calf sale
THERE was a strong demand in the poultry market at the Warwick Pig and Calf Sale this week.
McDougall and Sons Pty Ltd auctioneer Dennis Bourke said top roosters sold for a best price of $73 yesterday at the weekly sale.
“Top price chooks sold to a top of $53,” Mr Bourke said.
“The calf supply was back in numbers and the calf market was fully firm.
“Side calves sold from $24 to $36 with light trade calves selling from $50 to $65.”
Mr Bourke said beef rearer calves made from $120 to $150.
“Medium trade calves sold to a top of $88,” he said.
“Veal calves sold from $250 to a top of $312 at the sale.
“Pig market remained similar to last week as well.”
He said sows sold from $240 to a top of $360.
“Heavy pork sold from $199 to a top of $225,” he said.
“Light pork sold to a top of $151 and grower pigs sold for $126 to a top of $140.
“Weaner pigs sold from $84 to a top of $106.”
He said boars sold to a top of $85.
“People were selling boars they couldn't keep.”
Warwick resident Anne-Maree Bridge said the market was busier than usual.
“I don't know why, but it was pretty full today (yesterday),” Ms Bridge said.
“The Pig and Calf (sale) has always been a good place to catch up with family and friends.
“I didn't buy any animals (today)...I bought some wood.”