[BY TELEGRAPH.] Dunedin, June 25. Prime beef, 275. Cd. per 100 lbs.; mutton, 3£d ; good sample mill wheat, Sa. 6d. to 3s. lOd.; fowl’s wheat, 2s. 6d. to 3a.; oats, Itf. 3d. to Is. 4d.; malt barley, 3s. 6d. to 3s. lOd.; feed, 2s. 6d. to 3a.; potatoes, L2 55.; old hay, L 4 ; new oaten hay, L 3 ; chaff, L 3 ; straw L2 ; bran, L 3 ; pollard L 4 ; flour, L 9 10s. to LlO ; oatmeal, L 9 10s ; pearl barley, L2O ; onions, 75.; cheese, 5d.; bacon rolled, lOd.; hams, Is.; sides bacon, lOd.
ASHBURTON RETAIL LIST.
CHRISTCHURCH CORN EXCHANGE No change for the better is apparent in the grain market during the week that has transpired, the small local trade being at present the only thing which keeps business alive. The depressed state of the market for all kinds of feed produce has to some extent been productive of good, inasmuch as it has compelled growers to look further afield for a market for their produce. Heretofore intercolonial markets have been the only ones sought for, this year these, on account of the lowness of price, have been practically closed, and a new field broached. Consignments of oats, barley, and beans have been made to Great Britain. It has already been demonstrated that the first mentioned will answer, and it remains to he seen how the rest will turn out. Wheat.—First-class milling quality in lines suitable for shipment is saleable at from 3s. 6d. to 3s. 7d., f.o.b. ; secondclass milling, at from 3s. 4d. ; chick wheat, from Is. 9d. to 2s. 4d. per bushel. Oats. —The demand has sensibly increased, although prices cannot be said to have altered. Good short milling samples are sought after, the price being from Is. 4d. to Is. sd. per bushel. Feed parcels are finding buyers at from Is. Id. to Is. 3d. per bushel; inferior feed samples at from lid. to Is. per bushel. On the whole the demand has improved. Barley.—Really good malting samples are meeting with more attention than formerly, but prices are not affected. The quality varies so much that a good margin must be allowed. Business is being done between 2s. 6d. to 3s. 4d. per bushel. For discoloured and inferior parcels there is no deman i. Prices nominal. Potatoes. —The market has been rather more sluggish during the week, and prices have somewhat receded ; 225. Gd. to 255. per ton are rates ruling. The returns of the yield in Australia show a large increase, which is of course detrimental to our markets. The only hope of turning the crop to better account is to pit and hold till later in the season. Great care should be taken that the frost does not reach them ; this is the great bugbear to dealers in this tuber. More business would be done could the purchaser be assured that the frost had not touched them. Great loss is sustained by the shipper from this cause, the consequence being he cannot afford to leave a close margin. Grass seed.—A few trifling sales have been made, but not of sufficient importance to influence the market. Good, well cleaned, heavy seed is worth from 2s. 6d. to 2s. 9d. per bushel. Cheese and Butter.—There is no alteration to note. For the former 4d. to 4id. per lb. 9d to lOd. for the latter.
s. d. s. d. Butter, inferior to best t? lb 0 10 to I 0 Eggs, 1? dozen I 8 to 0 0 Cheese, prime quality, it? lb 0 6 to 0 8 Bacon, prime smoked, 1? lb 0 10 to I 0 Hams in cloth, 1? lb 0 0 to 0 0 Flour in bags, b? ioo!b 13 0 to 0 0 Oatmeal, 251b 4 6 to 0 0 Lard, lb - 0 9 to 0 0
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