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, Messrs J.' T. Ford and Go. report on the live stbck'market for the week ending Thursday, the 11th insit:, as follows . The Addington Yards on Wednesday were literally crowded with fat ■ sheep and fat cattle, consequently there was a considerable reduction in values compared with previous week’s prices. Store sheep were in good demand, and sold readily, the .supply sent forward not being equal to the demand. Taking into consideration the amount of grass going absolutely to waste, the store cattle were not* selling by any means briskly, and holders must have been greatly disappointed at the result of the market,. as several large lines were turned out unsold. • 8769 sheep, 584 catt’e, and 54 pigs, comprised the supply for the week, out of which our entries comprised 2609 sheep, and 70 head of cattie, on account of the Hon. Wm. Robinson, Messrs J. Studholme, Anson, Smith, Bowie, Philips, Guiness, Orbell, H. Overton; Marshall,' Threlkeld, Griffiths, Grier, Sheate and others. _ The Levels sheep brought Bs. 9d. each. Mr.- Overton’s cross-breds brought 9s. 'each. The Hon. Wm. Robinson’s crossbreds sold at Bs. each, and other lines equal to l.f per lb. ' Reef can be quoted at about 225. 6d per 1001 b. for good quality. Store two-tooths, shorn, -at from ss. 3d. to 6s. each. Good ewes£ cross-breds, with lambs at foot, Bs. the couple. ' . We do. not contemplate any great deference in values from the above quotations. as the abundance of feed must induce owners of stock to hold rather than submit to anything like a sacrifice, and besides, as soon as the pelt becomes a little - more valuable, the different boiling down establishments will no doubt commence ° P At our wool and skin sale we had the usual attendance of buyers, but as the ■ sales are now chiefly confined to pelts and » Jambs’ skins,. there is not the same interest . exhibited .as when. the skins are full t are bringing from 6di to 7d. each', '{felts frbm 2d. to 4<L each ; cross breds, woolly skins, froin 4s. to 4s. 3d. each ; merino skinsfrom 3s. 9d. to 4s. 6(L Ac- Repository, on Saturday last, - we vafde’d : a 'gobd number of draught .: B colts, and found buyers for nearly all our entries at satisfactory prices, although weedy an d usedup screws are almost unsaleable. We also offered on account of various clients several parcels of wheat, chicken do, and feed avemgb sample of white wheat af 4a; 7d. perbnshel; chicken wheat brought 4a. per bushel; and oats sold at from 2s; Id. to 2s. 3d. per bushel We succeeded iii placing upwards of 7000 bushels at the above quotations. On Saturday next we will offer at our Repository, at. 2.30 sharp, the late Mr. . Mallock’s racing stud, comprising Foul Play and other: favorites, entered for the principal forthcoming events.

Messrs. Acland, Campbell and Co. report on the live stork market for the week ending Thursday, December 11th, as follows At Addington on Wednesday, the yards were crowded with sheep, 8769 being yarded. The market was very flat, and vendors 1 had to- submit to a reduction of 2s. per head on late rates. Best quality crossbreds, heavy weights, up to 9s. ; medium, good quality, 7s. We cannot ’quote nr it ton at over per lb. Most lines of store sheep were cleared at rates slightly lower than last week. Crossbred • ewes in the wool, with lambs, from 7s. Id. to 10s. 6d. ; two-tooth shorn crossbreds, mixed, ss. 6d-; four and six-tooth, in forward condition, 7a. ' Lambs sold freely at prices ranging from 2s. 9d. to Bs., according to age ana duality. Cattle—sß4 head were yarded. The market ior.- fat, cattle was very dull, and ' -prime beef did not average over 20s. per lOOlbs. /We .believe a good many fat cattle changed hands privately during the djy, but prices did not transpire. In r; store- stocky although there was a very ' large entry, ’little’ business was done, many lots being fumed out unsold, mid in cases where* lots changed hands they did so it reduction on kite rates. _ At SouthbridEe, on Monday, we held our usual monthly sale. Not much busi n?ss was transac.ed. We placed a few nes of store sheep at rates similar to those quoted above.

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 34, 13 December 1879

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 34, 13 December 1879

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