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MT'C-L. I' ———♦.. : r—. 1 0 ri l Ashburton Retail List. Butter,.inferior to best, t?-Q>, fid to Bd. is. : 4 1 Cheese, prime quality, $ lb, fid. -JJacoq/prime smoked, lb, lod to is. ' Hams, in,-doth, I? lb, is. -Flour, in bags, loolb, 13s. ' Dafriieal. 2Slb, 4s. 1 Laj&’ff Ity 7d. tv' ' Auctioneers’ Report. —— Hr Matson and Co. report on the live stock irtarka, &c., for the week ending Thursday, January 20th, 1881, as follows; For yesterday’s weekly at Addington there {Cft an average supply of crossbred and mojanp mutton, -representing medium, to prime quality, .w’hilst beef was again considerably in excess' of* trade requirements. At the comrtenfceiiieiU of the auction a very small attendants Kka'm'ustered. Vct'a fewof the first sheep sates* of "the'day'were equal to, if not better, than*th*e 'made later on, and with a hiore numerous audience. The best lines of fat sheep (cros'-breds especially) elicited a fair amount pf competition, and very few lots were ruling about the same as last week-: . A .draft of 360 prime crossbred wethers from Longbeach commanded a considerable amount of attention,‘and for we'glit and quality were very near perfection. These were quickly tatfeniip at'from Us gd to 4 12 s fid; merino WethcrSfrbm the same estate, Ss to 8s 3d > average weight crossbreds brought 8s fid to jOS; -merino wethers, 6s to 7s ; extra good andu heavy; weights up to the • Longbeach quotations/. bln store sheep there was again a largo•_ entry, and. it is noteworthy’ that for several sveeks past there has been a considerabiq iqerease in the supply of this class of sheep,} without-in any way affecting values. slieep sale tliroughout, it may be cqiVsld erect satisfactory, as prices were well of the.lots cleared. In th'e fat cattle trade there is no improvement, infcri-T, medium and -prime quality alike suffering from a depressed and over-supplied market. Ptenty of store-cattle bought six weeks or two months ago at L 5 to L 6 per head hive been well grazed-ever since without anybfjbefit to the.bwner,and if put in the market,at; the present time would barelv realise! their original cost. Line after line of fat cattle'were turned out unsold ye-tenl iy, and those placed were at, ridiculously, low- prices. A few extra prime heavy steers, some of the best sent to hand this season, realised up to L 8 15s; medium class ditto, .L 6 to L 7; heifers and light wights, L 5 to Lfi. With the exception of a line bf 150 head of two and three-year-old steers,'sold to go to Longbeach, and a few smaller lots taken up for the same station, there was little doing in store cattle. The entry was small, and .values more in comparison with the pricejof.beef than \re have before noticed. The totalayarded for the day comprised 8423 sheep, cattle, and 320 pigs, of which our entr included'4o6l sheep and lambs, 165 head of' Cattle, 334 ; jpig-C The barge entry of pigs was 1 chiefly made up of a line bf 270 from the North! iilapd, the, bulk being a very indifferent sampler. 4 • 4 ; ' Countiyf Sales—We held our usual fortnightly saiefbrme Ashburton district at the Tinwald yards -fast/Tuesday, 4 when a: very large number of sheep, and horses were yarded for the day’s requirements. Our entry consisted'of ias9,;«heep, 137 head of cattle, 20. pigs, and 3 horsesT The bulk of the sheep penned were mumtabk). / for the. farmers, consequently very little business' was done with them. We sold—--60 at 3s 3d, 150 at 4s qcl, 150 at 7s fid, &c. In cattle we sold— 42 at L 5 Ss, 3at L 5 15s, 2at L 7 l2^ ir fil-at i L4 2s. fid, 7 at L 7 2s fid, ij at 1.3 2s fid, 8 at L 3 15s, 6 at L 4 2s 6d,&c., ano.dairy-cows to Lg 2s fid. In pigs we soil ig.kfeati sit And-1 at-L2 Bs. On Friday last wei field oUr usual bi-monthly live stock sale at Liston,. I submitting an entry of 42 head of There.was auaverage attendance, and most of thd jpts. were., disposed, of at prices equal to towri fates. 4 ■ . . - - ,

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 248, 21 January 1881

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 248, 21 January 1881