ASHBURTON RETAIL LIST.
s. d. s. d. Butter, inferior to best J? lb 010 to I o
Eggs, dozen - - 110 to 2 0 Cheese, prime quality, 1? lb o 6)4 to o 6 Bacon, prime smoked, l?lb o o to o o Hams in cloth, t? lb - o o to o O Flour in bags, t? loolb 14 o to 00 Oatmeal, 25ft - 5 o to Q o Lard, lb - - - o 9 to o o
Messrs. H. Matson and Co. report on the live stock market, etc., for the week ending Thursday, June 10, as follows; At Addington, yesterday, 358 cattle, 6725 sheep and 138 pigs comprised the entry for the week’s supply. There was an average attendance with brisk competition throughout the sale, and in the sheep every line was disposed of at a slight advance on last week’s values. The cattle sale of yesterday was remarkably good as compared with late markets,, nearly every line being disposed of. Beef, of which there was a fair supply on offer, found ready buyers at about late rates, and in stores the bulk of our entry was disposed of at values, which though not high, were sufficient to establish the fact that the late severe depression existing in this particular class of stock is about to he removed. Our entries for the day comprised 209 head of cattle, 2899 sheep, and 95 pigs. On Tuesday, at the Ashburton Yards, we held our usual fortnightly sale, when a large number of sheep, cattle, and horses were submitted to public competition. 'We disposed of 1100 at from ss. Gd to lls. per head ; also several head of cattle and horses at full market values. In fact, taken as a whole, the sale mast be considered as the most satisfactory that has been held in the district for a considerable time past. On Saturday last we held our usual weekly sale of town and country properties. The audience was large, hut buyers scarce. The first property that had to fall to the ring of the hammer was a 99-acre farm, with large dwelling-house and improvements, in the occupation of Mr. W. Fleming, at Longbeach. After some competition it was bought in at Ll 3 per acre. A large number of Christchurch properties were also sold.
CHRISTCHURCH CORN EXCHANGE
The following is the report of the Christchurch Corn exchange for week ending Friday evening, the 11th inst. The market for all classes of grain still continues inactive. There is no material change to report in the value of cereals. The information as to the feasibleness of shipping oats to England is no chimera, as it is now confirmed from two different sources. Threshing operations are now being steadily proceeded with, and large quantities of grain are being shipped to Great Britain.
Wheat.—First class milling samples ■will command 3s. 6d. to 3s. 7d. per bushel f.o.b. in Lyttelton ; second quality, 3s. 4d. to 3s. 5d.; seed quality. 4s. to 4s. 6d. per bushel. Chick-wheat is still in large supply, with a sluggish demand, at Is. 9d. to 2s. 4d. per bushel. Oats.—Heavy milling oats are being enquired for, but prices are not altered for this quality. Barley. —There is no change to report in the value of this cereal. The market continues to be glutted with discolored and second-class malting, for which there is little or no demand. First-class malting will find buyers, but at a low figure. For the first-mentioned, Is. Gd. to 2s. 4d. is the quotation ; for the latter, 2s. 6d. to 3s. 4d. per bushel, according to quality. Potatoes —Business in this tuber is not of a very lively nature. They aro not, however, moving off slowly. The bulk of the transactions taking place are for forward delivery, 85s. to 375. 6d. per ton being the prices at which business is done. For immediate delivery, 255. to per ton is obtainable at railway stations within a radius of eight miles from Christchurch. In all cases sacks are extra. Grass Seed. —There is no business doing ; prices nominal. Cheese and Butter. —4d. to 4id. for the former ; 9d. to lOd. for the latter.
MEMORANDA. AUCTION SALES. This Day. Messrs. A eland, Campbell, and Co., at Westerfield Station —Horses, Cattle, Implements, &c. Sale at 11 o’clock. Alfred Harrison, at bis yards—Horses, Implements, Harness, &c. Sale at 12 o’clock. Tuesday, June 15. Matson, Cox, and Co., at the Timvald Yards Horses, Cattle, Implements, Harness, Ac. Side at 12 o’clock sharp. Saturday, Juye 19. Jameson and Roberts, at Messrs. Robert Wilkin and Co.’, New Zealand Wool Stores, Hereford street, Christchurch— Farm at Dromore, containing 1,050 Acres. Sale at 12 o’clock sharp.
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