Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette , 1 July 1914, Page 1
New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co., Ltd., report :—
At Westfield Yards on Wednesdaj fat cattle came forward in large nuni~ bers, and prices were not as high as the previous week.
Best oxen sold to 30s, others 27s to 29s per 1001b ; cows and heifers, 26s to 28s perlOOlb; steers sold at from £6 15s to £13 17s 6d ; cows and heifers, £5 to £9 17s 6d.
A draft of 20 steers from the North averaged £13.
Veal calves came forward in less nuaibers than usual and sold at late rates. Heavy-weight sold at from £4 to £5 15s; medium ditto, £.3 3s to £3 18s; others, £2 to £2 los; lighter sorts, 20s to 38s; smaller and fresh dropped, 3s to 15a.
Sheep came forward in tisual numbers and showed no improvement in
prices. Inferiorly-fatted declined from 2s to 3s per head.
Wethers, first quality, sold at from. £1 7s to £1 9s 9d, others £1 Is to £ I 6s 6d. &
Ewes, extra well done, sold at from £1 4s to £1 10s 9d, which was obtained for a pen of 30 from Mr J. T. Gill, Howick; others, 14s 3d to £l.
Hoggets, best, 17s 3d to 19s 9d, others 12s 6d to 17s.
Pigs were penned in large numbers and sold at late rates. Baconers, £3 53 to £3 18s; large porkers, £2 12s to £3 Gs ; .porkers, £1 los to £2 8s;: siips, 20a t • 30s; weaners, 10a to l&i 6d.