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Messrs. J' T. Ford and Co. report on the live stock market for the week ending Thursday, the 12th inst., as follows : The harvest operations considerably interfered with the usual attendance at the Addington market on Wednesday, and the trade also was by no means well represented. The country butchers are mainly supplying themselves from their local districts, so that the biddings for fat stock were by no means brisk, and the sale generally heavy throughout. In cattle and sheep very few stores were sent forward, and we expect no large lines to come to hand for at least another three weeks or so. The demand for young merino sheep is fairly active, but except the culls of the vrrious flocks we know of very few offering. In cross-bred stores the market is fairly supplied with two-tooth ewes and wethers, but until the stubbles are cleared very few of this class will change hands. In the course of another month we expect to see this class of stock in very active demand, as there must be a large number of ewes wanted for lambing purposes as well as for wintering on turnips. Speaking of the latter we hear from all parts of this province that the crop is a very fair one, and large areas have been sown, and this fact, together with the enormous amount of stubble feed, should keep stores of all classes in active demand. We report no alteration in prices of beef or mutton, and quitted our lines on Wednesday for our various clients at previous weeks quotations. At our skin and rough fat sale to-day we had the usual attendance of buyers, and sheepskins brought from Is. 7d. to 2s. 3d. each; lambskins from Is. 9d. to 2s. Id.; rough fat at l|d. per lb., and hides at 3|d per lb. ASHBURTON RETAIL LIST. t J

s , d. s . d. Butter, inferior to best R> I O to 0 6 Egcs, F dozen I 4 to I 6 Cheese, prime quality, F lb 0 8 to I 0 [’aeon, prime smoked, F lb 0 10 to I 0 Hams in cloth, F lb I 0 to I 4 Flour in baqs, F loolb 14 6 to 0 0 Oatmeal. F 25th 6 0 to 0 0 Lard, F lb - O 9 to 0 0

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 61, 14 February 1880

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 61, 14 February 1880

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