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The Christchurch Com Exchange. Corn Exchange report for the week ending Friday evening, 17th instant There is no appreciable change to report in the state of the markets. The .Victorian agricultural statistical returns,' published recently, show that while the area of land sown with, wheat was largely in excess of the previous year, there was still a deficit of over a quarter million of bushels in the yield- Before the publication of these statistics Victoria was a large exporter. "When it was discovered that the converse of this would be the case, great excitement prevailed in the market, and it is said as high as $s pd per bushel was [given to complete charters. : Notwithstanding this, our local markets are not at present affected. The weather, since the gale of Friday night and Saturday, h as been most favorable, and all forming operations are being proceeded with, Vflieut: Good milling samples of Tuscan are worth-from 3s pd to 3s rod; pearl and velvet chaff, 3s 8d to 3s pd; Hunter’s white, 3s fid to 3s yd, f 0.b.; lines of seed wheats, tom 4s 3d to 4s 6d per bushel; seconds, suitable'for milling, 2s.fid to as 8d per bushel; cliick wheat varies much in quality, and ranges tom isfidte as fid per bushel.—Oats; The value of this cereal appears to have become Steady. Bright milling, in good shipping lines, la saleable atfrom,2s to 2s 3d, £o,b.; feed quality, is 8d to is iod per bushel.—Barley : Values are unaltered, but a better inquiry E revails. Prime malting, tom 2s pd to 3s per nshel V foir to medium, 2s 3d to 2s fid; feed quality, is pd to 2S per bushel.—Potatoes; The market is again, on the rise, and a quotable advance of 2s fid on the ton may be said to be established. Sales have been effected during the week at-from 30s to 335, at country stations,. sacks extra.—Grass seed: Business in this'article of produce is quiet, and only a few stray orders coming to hand. The quotations are the'same as last week’s, viz., from 4s 6d to Ss per bushel; for well-cleaned farmers’ samples, .indifferently cleaned, according to sample; .cocksfoot, 3d. to 3#d per Ik — Cheese and butter : The former is dull of sale atadtoa&d; the latter is readily saleable;at BAto B#d per lb.—Hay: La :10s to La, ips pot] ton, delivered in Christchurch. , .

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 374, 18 June 1881

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 374, 18 June 1881