Manawatu Times, Volume XXVI, Issue 7216, 17 May 1901, Page 3
MesHM Abraham and Williams rex port:—Sales this week have been held at Colyton, Dannevirke and Palmerston, and clearing sales of dairy stock etc., on account of Mr Jas. Donald at Bunnythorpe. At Palmerston on Thursday the entry was smaller than usual, three lines of cattle for which buyers were present failed to put in an appearance. Bidding was lifeless* except for a few pens of choice dairy heiftrs and yorsng cattle. - At Mr Donald's sale there was a iargo attendance and the cows were in first class condition, most of them were on the point of being dried off. The prices realised ranged from* £4 to £7 15s averaging £6 7s 6d per head. Heifers to calve in the spring made £4 10s to dGS 2Sj6d. Yearling heifera £1 16 to JE2 8s 6d, yearling steers £2 11s, 8-year bull £4. Pigs 34s to 365. At Colyton—Fat aDd forward ewes, 11s to 12s ; empty store ewes, 7s 9d ; lambs, 6s Id ; cull lambs, 4s to 5s Id : store pigs, 6s. Quiet heifers (18-month) £2 3s 6d to £210s ; heifers in calf, £4 3s to £4 11s ; empty heifers, £3 to £B Is ; yearling and 18« month steers, £2 5s to £2 10s ; weaners, £1 2s 6d to £1 6s. At Dannevirke — Fat and forward bullocks, £6 5s ; prime fat cows, £6 5s ; 4»tooth wethers, 12s ; 2 tooth wethers, 10d 2d ; fat and forward ewes, 9b Id to 10s 6d ; lambs, 6a to 7s 6d ; culls, 5s 6d. At Palmerston—Forward ewes, 7s Id; lambs 6s to 6s lid; ewes in lamb (mixed ages), 8s 3d ; store wethers, 8s 5d ; cull ewes, 4s ; cull lambs, 3s 3d. Two and a half to three~year steers, £4 10s ; 18--tnonth steers, £3 7s ; yearling steers, £2 8s ; yearling heifers, £2 5s ; fat heifers, £4 10b to £5 2s ; weaners 23s ; springing cows, £5 12s 6d to £7 ; sow in pig 20s. The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company. Limited, report as follows:—At our Palmerston sale on Thursday we had a good yarding, although stock did not come forward according to advertised numbers. Bid~ ding was very slack for all classes, but more particularly for fat stock, and prices realised were decidedly in favour of purchasers. "We quote : -
Sheep. - Forward 2-tooth wethere, 12s ; 2 and 4-tooth wethers, 11b 6d.
Cattle—Weaners, 225, 265, 29a 6d, 325; cows in calf, £3 10s to i"4 15s; «mpty store cows, £3 11s; cows with calf at foot, £4 ; 84- voar steers, £5155; S year steers, £5 7b 6d. Pigs.—Woanera 6s.