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The Ashburton Guardian Office, Monday afternoon. Mr T. Bullock reports for Saturday, 26th inst.;—At the horse sale to-day there were fewer horses entered than at previous sales, the entries being twenty-two, most of which were medium draughts and light harness horses, but for which there is still 1 a very limited demand. The at--1 tendance of farmers and others was large, ‘and for anything like good draught horses there was a spirited bidding, but inferior horses are very difficult to get rid of, buyers preferring to give higher prices for really good stock. Out of the number J entered nine changed hands at the following prices:—Medium draughts, L 25, L2O, JL2O; light harness horses, Ll2 10s to Ll 3; hacks, from L 5 15s to L 8 10s.

Alfred Harrison reports of his weekly, sale as follows :—Draughts and hacks plentiful, of which a fair proportion were Bold. All entries in pigs were cleared. Cows found a good market; a number of csives brought high prices. Fowls, Is 9d to 2s 7d per pair; ducks, 4s per pair; rabbits, 2s per pair. Implements—-A few lines were sold, but the market in this direction is very dull. Produce.—Potatoes, 50s per ton; chick wheat, 2s per bushel; feed barley, 2s per bushel; oats, 2s per bushel; cheese, 4d qer lb; tea, 21s. A quantity of furniture and sundries, as usual, sold well. Town section No. 1203 brought LSO. The attendance was good, and bidding spirited throughout the whole sale.

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 503, 28 November 1881

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 503, 28 November 1881

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