Messrs Robert Wilkin and Co. Christchurch, report under date October 9th : At the Addington Yards on Wednesday, 3233 sheep, 489 head of cattle, and 68 pigs were yarded. There was a good attendance of buyers, and the bidding for fat stock was animated throughout, and our prices are, —Fat crossbred ewes, shorn, 95.; fat steers, £lO 155.; fat heifers, £8 ; store steers, from £5 10s. to £6 55.; springers, from £5 to £8 17s. 6d. Sheepskins.—At our sale to-day 2056 skins were catalogued. There was a large attendance of buyers, and biddings were keen, with the following result : Butcher’s crossbred, large, 4s to 4s lOd each ; do. medium, 3s 3d to 4s ; do. small and inferior, 2s 6d to 3s 3d ; do merino, large, 3s lOd to 4s 8d ; do. medium, 3s to 3s lOd; do. small and inferior, Is 2d to 3s ; Lambskins, 6cL each. Tallow.—There was the usual attendance of the trade, and prices were firm. Best clean, well-saved, to 2|d per lb; second quality, to 2d per lb ; inferior and heated, to l|d per lb. Hides and calfskins unsold.
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