Justin Rohde doing work experience at the pig and calf sale.
Justin Rohde doing work experience at the pig and calf sale. Molly Glassey

Buyers, sellers and future agents at pig and calf sale

HOLSTEIN calves took up the majority of the saleyards at yesterday's pig and calf sale.

Iris Barry took home seven, despite coming from a property that mainly runs beef cattle.

"We're just from over the border," Mrs Barry said.

"We usually just buy beef cattle, but we've gotten mostly dairy today."

Valerie and Tony Smith are new to town, having just made the move from their 56ha Cottonvale property to a house in Warwick.

They attended the sales to sell some of their unwanted wares. "You end up collecting a lot in the sheds when you've lived one place for a while," Mr Smith said.

While some were shopping, Justin Rohde was busy at work the whole day.

"I'm doing my work experience here," he said.

The Year 11 Scots PGC boarder is at the sales every Wednesday, and hopes to be an agent when he graduates.

"I'm from a property east of Moree," he said.

"My family is on a 15,000-acre property. We run cattle and have a few cereal crops."


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