* [By Telegraph.] Ddnedin, Oct. 10. Wheat, 4s 9d to 5s ; fowls’ feed, 3s 6d to 3s 9d; milling, firm at present prices. Oats, 2s to 2s 2d. Barley, 5s to 5s fid ; feed, 3s to3s fid. Potatoes, £4.15s to £5 ; kidney seed do., £6; sound white do., £5. < Hay, £4. Chaff, £4 to £4 ss. Straw, £2 ss, Bran, £5 ss. Pollard, £5 10s. Flour, large sacks, £ll 10s to £l2. Oatmeal, £l3. Pearl parley, £26. Onions, 20s: . Cheese, Bd. Bacon, rolled, B£d. Prime fat beef, 30s to 32s fid per lOOlbs. Mutton, 2|d per lb. Messrs J. T. Ford and Co. report on the live stock market for the week ending Thursday, the 9th inst., as follows : At' the Addington Yards, on Wednesday last, 3233 sheep, 489 head of cattle, and 68 pigs were yarded. Mutton sold at about 2|d per lb., and beef at 30s per 1001 b. , The qdality was all that could be desired, and supply equal to the requirements "6f the trade. Sheep sold briskly throughout, and every line quitted. Our entries were on account of Messrs Maxwell and Mathias, Hons John Hall and Studholme, Messrs Clinton, Sinclair, Snowdon, Garr. Morland, Marshall, Carr, Henry Overton, McLeod* Keith, and others, comprising 1370 sheep, 58 head of , attle, and 59 pigs.
Twenty-seven head of fat bullocks, ax Wallabi, brought from £l4 to £l7 each. A line on account of Mr Clinton sold at £6 12s 6d. A line on account of Mr Snowdon sold at £6 17s 6d each, and young stock on account of Mr Clinton at 60s each.
Mr Studholme’s cross-breds sold at 16s 6d all round ; Mr Overton’s at 15s 6d all round ; the Racecourse Hill sheep at from 14s 6d to 14s 9d each; merino ewes on account of same station at 10s 6d each, and merino wethers on account of Mr McLeod at from 11s 6d to 12s each. The Hon J. Hall’s crossbreds sold at 13s 9d each, and his merino wethers at from 12s 6d to 12s 9d each, These prices are equal to our quotation of 2|d per lb. Pigs were in good demand, and sold at high rates compared to previous week’s sale. Stores of all kinds are in better demand, and will increase in value as the spring advances. At our wool and skin sale yesterday we had a full supply and the usual attendance of buyers. Crossbreds sold at from 3s 6d to 4s 2d, and merino skins went up to 4s 5d each.
Fat at 2jd per lb., hides at 3d per lb., and calf skins at 4d.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 7, 11 October 1879
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