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COMMERCIAL.

[by TELEGRAPH.] Dunedin, May 7.

Prime beef, 225. Gd. per 1001 b ; mutton, 2d. to 2|-d. ; good sample wheat, 3s. lOd. to 4s. ; fowl s wheat, 3s. to 3s. 3d. ; oats, Is. 3d. to Is. 4d. ; malt barley, 3s. lOd. to 4s. 3d. ; feed, 2s. 6d. to 3s. ; potatoes, L2 10s. ; old hay, L 4 ; new hay, L 3 os ; chaff, L 3 ; straw, L2 ; bran, T. 3 ; pollard, L 4 ; flour, LlO 10s. to LlO 15s. large sacks; oatmeal, LlO ; pearl barley, LlB ; onions, 7s. ; new cheese, sd. ; bacon rolled, lOd. ; hams, Is. ; sides bacon, lid.

Messrs. Edmiston, Gundry, and Co. report as follows : —At the Horse Bazaar on Saturday we had about 20 entries, most of which were sold at fair prices. We quote good heavy draughts at £35 to £4O ; slight draughts, £2O to £2B ; light harness horses, £l2 to £lO ; hacks, from £6 to £ll. At the Tinwald yards, on the 27th April, there were yarded 880 sheep, 93 pigs, 55 head of cattle. We sold sheep as follows :—Butchers’ mutton, 7s. lid. to 9s. 2d.; stores, ss. 3s. to Gs. lOd.; lambs, 4s. Gd. to 55.; pigs, from los. to 575.; cattle, springing heifers, £5 10s. to £7 2s. Gd.; good milch cows, as high as £9 ; stores, £2 ss. to £4 10s.; coach horse, £l7 10s.; draught mare, £24 10s.; one do., £l6. On Tuesday, the 4th May, we had a large clearing sale in the estates of James Gardiner, D. Evans, E. Watkins, and Risely Bros. There was a very large attendance of buyers, and the bidding was keen and spirited throughout. The following are some of the prices realised : Draught horses, £3l, £27, four at £lB, three at £l6 10s., and fifteen at prices from £5 to £ls ; young colts, £9 10s. to £l3 10s.; sheep, a good line of cross-bred mutton, at 10s.; eighty-seven lambs, ss. 5d.; drays, £7 to - £l2 55.; one waggon, £14.; Cambridge rollers, £l2 and £l6 each ; double-furrow plough, by Reid and Gray £l4 155.; other makers’ ploughs, from £5 to £11. ; harrows, £3 10s. to £3 155.; other's from £1 to £2 10s.; reapers and binders £26, £lB, £l7, £l6, £ll, £7 10s., and £7 ; binding wire, 21d. to 3id. per lb.; seed-sower, £lO 10s.; tarpaulins, £ll7s. Gd. to £4105.; harness, tools, etc., sold satisfactorily, the sale realising £1137. The properties were withdrawn, owing to the lateness of the hour, to be offered at onr rooms on Thursday next. On Saturday we held our usual sale of grain, produce, and miscellaneous goods, at which there was a fair attendance.

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 97, 8 May 1880

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