New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXXIV, Issue 3, 18 January 1906, Page 13
Invercargill Prices Current.—Wholesale—Butter (farm), 6d ; separator, 7d. Butter (factory), pats, Is o£d. Eggs, lOd per dozen. Cheese, Cd. Hams, 9d. Barley, 2s to 2s 6d. Chaff, £3 5s per ton. Flour, £10 to £11. Oatmeal, £10 to £11. Bran, £4. Pollard, £5 10s. Retail — Farm butter 8d ; separator 9d. Butter (factory), pats, Is 2d. Cheese, Bd. Eggs Is per dozen. Bacon, 9d. Hams, lOd. Flour ■ 2001 b, 22s ; 501 b, 6s ; 25ft, 3s 3d. Oatmeal : 50ft 7s • 251 b3s 6d. Pollard, 9s 6d per bag. Bran, ss. Chaff, 2s.' Messrs. Stronach, Morris, and Co. report :— Oats.—Business continues quiet, and quotations far thfls week are as follow : Prime milling, 2s lid to 2s 2d ; good to best feed, 2s to 2s lid ; medium"to good Is lOd to 2s per bushel. Wheat.—Business is limited to fowl wheat and primp milling, prices being as follow : Prime milling, 3s 6d to 3s 7d ; medium to good, 3s 3d to 3s 5d ; whole fowl wheat, 3s Id to 3s 2id ; broken and damaged, 2s lOd to 3s per bushel. Potatoes.—The market is fairly well supplied, and prices if anything are a shade easier. Quotations : Best local and Oamaru potatoes, £14 to'£ls per ton. Chaff.—Supplies are fairly plentiful, but business is confined pretty well to prime quality. Quotations : Prime oaten sheaf, £4 2s fid to £4 7s 6d (extra choice to £4 10s); medium to good, £3 10s to £4; inferior and light £3 to £3 7s 6d.
Messrs. Donald Reid and Co., (Limited), report as follows: — We held our weekly auction sale of grain and produce at our stores on Monday. We submitted a catalogue suitable chiefly for the local trade. There was a good attendance of buyers, and, with satisfactory competition, nearly every lot was disposed of at valuations. Prices ruled as under :—: — Oats.— Only a very limited business is being done for export. Shippers are having fair quantities offered them for direct consignment from country stations, but find no outlet at prices quoted. Business here is almost entirely confined to sales for local consumption, and, considering that millers are practically out of themarket, these must be considered fairly satisfactory. We. quote : Prime milling, 2s l|d to 2s 2d ; good to best, feed, 2s to 2s l£d ; medium to good, Is lod to 2s pei bushel (sacks extra). Wheat.— There is no change in the market to report as regards either value or demand. Local millers are still inclined to purchase the small lots of choice q>uallity offering on the spot, but are rarely to be tempted with medium sorts. Fowl wheat is still scarce, and late values for same are well maintained. We quote : Prime milling, 3s fid to 3s 7<d ; medium to good, 3s 3d to 3s 5d ; whole fowl wheat, 3s Id to 3s 2^d ; broken ancJ damaged, 2s lOd to 3s per bushel (sacks extra). Barley —A few sales of malting quality are passing, but at this season business in barley of this description is not heavy. Feed lines are not offering plentifully, and are in fair demand for export. Late quotations am nominally unchanged.