Margaret Miller was doing a spot of shopping at the Pig and Calf Sale yesterday.
Margaret Miller was doing a spot of shopping at the Pig and Calf Sale yesterday. Jonno Colfs

Sale visits are Warwick family tradition

MARGARET Miller has been coming to the Warwick Pig and Calf Sale for as long as she can remember, so at least 70 years and in that time,according to her it's changed very little.

"First and foremost it's always been a wonderful social event,” she said.

"For the rural folk it's a part of life and then for the visitors it's something the likes of which they won't have seen before.

"I've met people who've been passing through from Melbourne or Sydney who've stopped here because it's so unique.”

Mrs Miller said coming to the sale was a long-standing family tradition.

"My grand daughter and great-grand daughter are here, the youngest one calls it the 'piggin sale',” she said.

"She loves coming.”

Yesterday Mrs Miller left the sale headed to her Canningvale farm with a few kilos of honey and some toys for the younger members of her family.

"I much prefer to get my honey from a bee-keeper,” she said.

"And I love my little farm, I don't want to live in town, where if I throw some tea leaves out the window they end up in the neighbours lounge room.”