Big crowd for poultry auction
A large crowd attended Finley Show Society’s annual poultry auction on Saturday.
Auctioneer Nathan Everingham had the task of selling about 300 penned birds including canaries, budgies, chooks, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl and even peacocks.
The best selling birds were two laying hens penned together and sold for $50 each.
The day raised more than $1000 for the Finley Show Society.
Poultry auction organiser Gordon Close said although the numbers of birds penned was down on last year the total money raised was higher than expected.
‘‘The highest selling laying hens are nice pretty chooks to have in the backyard; they’re good laying.
‘‘There were more than 65 people who came to buy chooks, which is amazing.
‘‘Most people were just buying for the backyard but there were some who bought for breeding.
‘‘You can’t have a sale without Nathan, he’s fantastic with the crowd and likes to have a joke with the kids.
‘‘This was the sixth year (the auction has been held) and we’re happy to be getting more people along,’’ Mr Close said.
The committee members also sold food and drinks and were very pleased with the outcome of the day.
All money raised will go toward the 2019 Finley Show in September.
Mr Close thanked all volunteers who helped out.
The next event on the Finley Show Society’s calendar is the Sheep Dog Trials from June 6 until 10.
Tim Beverley from Katunga holding a turkey he purchased at the poultry auction on Saturday.
Poultry auction organiser Gordon Close and auctioneer Nathan Everingham in action during the day.