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J. T. Ford & Co. report 8n the *ive B foGk .market for the week ending Mb 2nd instant, as follbws : At the Yards on Wednesday, 3646 sheep, # ttle > and 26 FS B were sent to hand fc. r tnß week’s supply. In consequence’ *** s hort supply of fat sheep, there a Rrceptible advance of at least from Is. * Si . 6d. per head on fat sheep, but at th ® ame time we do ■ not quote any material c. , ln J a^ e ?{ as most probably the next, ! woe We ..„ be again fully supplied, and tJ nceß 8 C back again to previous week % of from 2Jd. to 2|d. per B>. % bee | sent forward was of very in '■lxteren. quality, and commanded but little com ' rtition from the trade generally, in is a great pity that more diacre; was not used in yarding what is call. ™ fat stock, as the delay that arises in th> 1 . different sales between fat and store often affects values and proves wearisome to the different classes of buyers. * This can only be remedied by the action of the ’yard committee, and the sooner the matter is considered the better it will* be for buyer and seller, and more especially for the convenience of the butchers, who will be enabled to lift and take delivery of their purchases earlier in the day. Store sheep and cattle were slightly in better demand, and perhaps an increase in values may be quoted. Good two-year-old steers, adapted for grazing purposes, were sold at from £5 10s. to £6 15s. each, and young stock at from £3 to £3 10s. each ; springing heifers at from £4 10s. to £6 each, beef at 325. 6d. to 355. per lOOlbs, and mutton at 2|d. per lb. Our entries for the day were on account of Messrs R. and L. Tosswill, McLeod, Coward, Blake, Pannett, J. Hayden, T. Phillips, J. Hurse, S. Garforth, Dewitt, Anstiss, Pitt, Wright, Oatton, Harrison, Moore, J. Smith, T. Cheverton, S. Grieves, and others,- comprising 1520 sheep and 75 head of cattle. Mr. Haydon’s crossbreds brought 12s. 9<L each; Mr. Paonett’s 10s. 6d. ; Mr. Coward’s 10s. 9d. each; Mr. McLeod’s merino wethers, 12s. 6d. each: Mr. Phillip’s merino wethers, 9s. 3d.: Mr. James Hurse’s crossbreds, from 11s 3d. to 13s. 6d. each; and other lines in proportion to their weight and quality. Our cattle we quitted according to our quotations, selling every line. At our wool and skin sale we had a large supply sent forward, and the usual attendance of the trade. Crossbreds sold at from 3s. 6d. to 45., and merino skins at from 3s. 4dL to 4s. 2d. each. Fat at ' from lid. to 2id. per lb., and hides at ’ 3d. per lb. At our horse sale on Saturday wo yarded about 42 animals, but owing to the parade very few sales were effected. We have inquiry for good useful draught marcs for brood • purposes, and could place several just now if of the right stamp. We are also in want of carriage horses. Must match well in color and faze, and dark bays preferred; age not over six years. DoOTonr, Oct. 3. Wheat, 4s 6<T to 4s 9d ; fowls’ wheat, 5s 3d to Sa 9d „ nuUng wheat is firm at present prices. Oats, 2s to 2s 3d; barley, os to 5s 6d.; do., 3sto 3» 6d. Potatoes, £sper ton; kidney seed do., £7 ; round see*! da., £6 ; hay, £4; chaff £4 to £4 10s; straw, 462 ss; bran, £5 ss; pollard. £5 Iflfe • flour, large sacks, £ll 10s to £l2 ; oafrineal, £l3 ; pearl barley, £26 ; onions* I8r ; . cheese, 8d; bacon, rolled, ®id ; cattle,* 30s per lOOlbs.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 4, 4 October 1879

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Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 4, 4 October 1879