DOG CONCERN: Clare Batterham takes a break at the Warwick Pig and Calf Sale.
DOG CONCERN: Clare Batterham takes a break at the Warwick Pig and Calf Sale. Jonno Colfs

Rare sale trip to sell roosters

IN FOR a rare trip to the Warwick Pig and Calf Sale was Yangan hobby farmer Clare Batterham.

Mrs Batterham, a long-time resident of the area, said she had come to town to sell a few roosters.

"I pretty much gave them away,” she said.

"The price I got was barely worth the trip in, but they were pretty ordinary roosters.

"They're second crosses from the purebred poultry I breed, so they came to the sale.”

Mrs Batterham said she took her poultry to shows when she had the time.

"It takes a lot of work to get them ready for something like that, so I don't do it very often,” she said.

As well as poultry Mrs Batterham raises ewes and lambs for supplementary income.

"I can make a little on them, if the wild dogs don't get to them first,” she said.

"It's been a terrible problem in the Yangan area for a long, long time.

"It's very distressing to find your animals slaughtered in the paddock and a lot of work goes into making sure it doesn't happen.

" It happens to everyone, not just me and I'm really hoping the council can do something about it.”