Ashburton Guardian Office. Monday afternoon. Mr Alfred Harrison reports for the week ending June 4, as follows :—Entries of draughts and hacks were numerous, and a few sales were made—viz., L 4 12s 6d, L 5 12s 6d, LlO, and Ll 3 ss. Cows brought L 5 2s 6d to L 5 17s 6d; pigs, 2 at 7s 3d, 3 at 6s 6d, 2 at Bs, 2at 12s 6d, 4at 18s 6d; fowls, 2s 3d to 2s lOd per pair ; ducks, 4s per pair. Implements sold well, also a quantity of harness. Produce—potatoes, 50a to 60s per ton ; carrots, 40s; chick wheat, Is 6d to 2s per bushel; barley, Is 6d per bushel; oats, Is 9d to 2s per bushel; onions, |d to Ijd per lb ; flour, 7s 6d to 18a per bag; cheese, 4d to ,4Jd- por lb; bacon, 4d to 6jd per —" lb ; hams, 7d per lb ; tea, 20s per 121bs ; pork in carcase, 671bs, 771bs, 911bs, 1291b5, 1471b5, 1501bs, 1961b5, 2051b5, all sold at 3sd per lb. A- quantity of furniture and sundries were also cleared. The attendance was very large, and almost every line offered disposed of. During the week I sold several small suburban properties, and I think I am- correct in stating there is a slight, but healthy, move in this direction.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 363, 6 June 1881
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