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. , - v .. [By Telegraph.]- , Christchurch, Dec. 26. I. Easiness during, the week has not shown any alteration.' The weather has - -been very favorable, and the next week i. .or two will see the cutting of barley and % oats in full swing. Wheat —A few sales are to be "noted at 4s. 9d. to 55., accordiiig to sample. Wheat has been wanted •: and theifew odd lots coming forward have ' ‘>been picked up at 3s. 6d. to 4s. Oats are .-*• Unchanged, and holders are anxious to sell at reduced rates. Flour is selling at 1,12105. to Ll 3. Grass seed - the cutting of rye grass is proceeding, and a few for--1 ward transactions have taken place at 2s. 9d. to 3s. Dairy produce ; butter, 7d. ; [ cheese, s£d to 6d. Hams and bacon are rather scarce. In consequence of the "k usual weekly sales being held on Monday -Wednesday, there was but little ! - stock brought forward, and even with the ‘ short-supply. there was no demand, the whole sale Joeing one of the dullest ever bdd at "Addington. Sheep—A few fat Sheep SOM at IJcL to Id. per lb. ; .■ : fat lambs from 4s. to 10s. 6d., the latter price: being obtained for very superior downkmbs. Beef—There has been another v Sdllin; value, -best quality making about • ■ 22a, meduim, 20a. _____

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 40, 27 December 1879

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