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COMMERCIAL.

Ashburton Retail List. ’ ‘ Butter, inferior to best, per ,Ib, 9<l to is » per dozen,, 2s ; '-cheese, prime quality, per lb, 4d to 6d ; bacon, - prime smoked, per lb, is; hams, in cleth, per lb, is to is 2d; flour, in bags, per loolbs,- -las; oatmeal, per 25lbs, 4s; lard, per lb, 7 d ; , > / The OhxistcliuTcli Cora Exchange. Corn Ex&arige report for the week ending Friday, the 27th instant. Extreme quietness bag prevailed in the grain trade during the past week, and there is absolutely no change to report in the state «r condition of the market. Wheat.—No change has taken place in values, and last week’s quotations are unaltered. Milling samples of Tuscan, 3s Qdto 3s lod; pearl and velvet chaff, 3518 dto 3s od; Hunter’s white, 3s 6d. All these quotations are f.o.b. Seed wheats range from 3s icd to 4s 3d; second quality, from is 6d to 2s 6d per bushel. v-Oats.-t-The demand »; not so brisk as in preceding weeks, but (he tone of the market is firm. Bright milling samples arc held for from is lod to 2s; feed, quality, is 8d to is od; inferior feed, 2d per bushel less. ■ Bariey.—The' prospects for hfalders do not improvelittle or -no business ; is • taking place; Very prime malring will-find buyers at 3s to 3s 3d p second rate is exceedingly difficult to move/ .and prices range between c4s 3d to 2s pd per bushel; i Feed samples, are.more saleable at, fromois, 9<J ;to :; 2s , per, bushek Potatoes.-i-The uncertainty as to the value of this article of produce Still continues, and both grower? and dealers are unwilling, to ; dq business. ing the week at prices between. to,3 2 ?, country stations, 'sacks-exlta; /Grass Seed.— The demand has visibly abated; only an Order here and th«e dtripping; in. : The 1 market, howevfcr, i ' fiiflji'' Well cleaned ’ fanners samples are' saleable •from 4s f rid to 5s per bushd; cleanfcd : according to sample. : Cocksfoot :is stiU in demand ; holders are asking and getting'3d to per lb.; Cheese and.Butter.—The former is still heavy of sale at from 3d to the latter is in better demand, and is saleable-at* from- 7)2 d to ®d per ItC ” Hay.—L2 ios to L2 15s per ton delivered id Christchdrch. <■ ’

Auctioneers’ Report. Messrs H. "Matson aqd Co. , report on the live stock marked &c.,, for .the weekending Thursday, M4y 26th, 1 1881, as follows: Yesterdiy’s WWkly riwtrdpolitaii sale was noteworthy, as presenting, in point of quality, the best and most even market of fat sheep we have ever ’scion at.the Addingtott Yards; ’ With. the exception of a few small lines of merinoes, the pens were., filled from beginning to end with prime crossbred mutton, which, for weight and qnaljty, was all that couldbe, desired./ ifisto 18s per head were the ruling rates for, the best wethers;’i3s to"l4s fid for,mixed weights and sexes. ’At the' opening of the auction biddings were Scarcely'up to'last week’s rites, and ohc, or two lincs were sold at prices representing-- a decline of is per first half hour, however* competition became’ more brisk, and the various lines of-fat .sheep were taken up as the sale progressed at values whichOmnSt have been more satisfactory to vendors than to-purchasers. -The entry of store sheep .was confined; to a few lots of merinoes, whichcbimgedliands.at from;ss 6d to os,per head, according to age and condition. For fat catfle there was a falling- .off, both ; in quantity and quality, the result, being that for all classes of beef higher prices were paid, the advanCb being most marked in the’best lines. Prime steers brought L 8 to L 9 ; light weight do. and heifers, L 7 10s, L 5 10s to L 9. Store cattle .were represented by a more than usually small. entry, ■ values remaining: unchanged. Where sales were made, low prices have to be accepted, and, until early spring, there is. but little prospect of improvement. ..In the pig trade, 'there is a sndden and unwarrantable collapse in the,supply sent to hand. : Last week over 400 head were penned at these yards, and on Wednesday less than a sixth of the number only were 7 offered. This, no doubt, is partly owing td'the'bulk of the stubble feed being finished, and,-fo a greater extent, to the low and unsatisfactory prices lately ruling in this market for pork. The totals yarded for the day comprised 4,417 sheep, 271 'head of cattle and 56 pigs, of-which our entry included 1,863 sheep, 83, head of-catfle, and 2Q pigs.; In fat sheep pur. principal sales werp a pen of prime wethers account Mr G. T. 'Dudley, at 19s ; 200 mixed crossbreds for Mr C. Hunt at 15s 6d; Account other owners, 93 crossbreds at 14s, 7at 13srid, 40 at- ;6s, 6d, 93 at 13s'gd, 63 at' 14s, 32 at 13s 94 55 at 15s 6d, 146 ewes at 15s, 36 mixed at 1 13 s, 218 two and four-tooth wethers at 17s 3d, 108 store merino wethers at Bs, SS at 7s, 52 at 6s rid,: 33 crossbreds at 10s 9d; a line of 300 fresh conditioned crossbreds being passed in at an offer of 13&. ■ Fat Cattle —4 at L6 JOS, 3at L6* Xat L 9 izs. rid, 7 at L 8 ios, 2at L 8 ss, 3at L 6 ss, 4 at L$ 10s, 3at LS >3 ®t L 5, s at.Lri. s at LS ijs. Stores nofiaihal.' Dairy cows, Ls to Lio. Fat Pigs equal to a quotafion of from 3d to4dper lb according to Wiighf quality.

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 355, 27 May 1881

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 355, 27 May 1881

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