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COMMERCIAL.

Ashburton Guardian Office, !-j ■ Friday afternoon. The grain market has been very quiet s during the week, owing to the holidays. Wheat for export has been a little firmer, - owing to the better demand now existing in the English and Continental markets, tS ; telegraphed per Reuter. Stocks now ■ held by merchants are only nominal, but I till quite ample until harvest. For prime lots buyers only quote 4s, but very little has been offering. Oats are without much alteration. The enquiry is only for local purposes, and holders do not teem inclined to sell at present prices, as they anticipate a rise in values shortly. Gqod-jsamples of barley meet with enquiry, jj.nd prices remain firm at from 3s 3d to Its 7d, according to quality. The recent <|lry and parching weather has affected Ijhis cereal very much, and farmers state that the bulk of the growing grain is lean wadinferior to last year’s. This will have the effect of making the prices of barley ij.nd oats open at a higher figure than at tihe proceeding season. Large quantities tff rye grass, seed are now offering, mostly a fine large samples, but the late nor’restera have done a great deal of damage, Ind we hear of fanners losing very considerably, consequently the yields will not I>e so large as was expected. Great 1 nxietybaa : been felt in regard to the' « ontinued dry-/weather and heavy winds. ] n some places the wheat crops are I offering very considerably. The ear lias commenced'to droop and wither bei or© ; being filled out, and already fields ) ijiiftt appear to be almost ripe are found ilo b'e beyond any beneficial influences < hat a change of weather would now I ccord. Oats and barley will, however, I e the crops most affected by the drought, ind in many cases it is evident they will lie hardly worth cutting this season, la&rmers are now busy in getting ready il)r harvest work, and in all probability ye shall have to record an extremely qarly harvest, if, unfortunately, not a jlrohfic one.

1 Messrs J. T. Ford and Co., through heir agents, Messrs Friedlander Bros., sport as follows :—Yesterday we held a large sale at the Tinwald Yards of stock, implements, etc., on account of the exceptors of of the late Sir J. Cracroft vV’ilson. ~ 'fhere was a large attendance, and biddings isfere spirited to the last. The implements sold at very fair prices, more particularly reapers and binders, which were disposed;oE-at the following prices :—Two lyeerings, at L3l and L 36 ; two McCorihicks, at LSO and Lsl; ploughs, from 3{,10 to Lll; tip carts, L 4 IBs to LlO ; fjirm drays, 810 to Lll; rollers, Ll 3 ; j llcoad cast seed sowers, from Lll to L2O ; light draught horses fetched from Ll2 10s L 2 2; superior stamp do., from L 24 to i 1,40; hacks, inferior, from L 5 to Lll, and better class, up to L 22 10s. Harness fetched full value, and every line offered was-sold. An 8-h.p. engine and combine were sold to My N. Walsh, of Rakaia.

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 527, 6 January 1882

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 527, 6 January 1882

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