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Ashburton Guardian Office, , - . , Saturday Afternoon. -t, 1 There has been very little activity in ■3* the grain market during the week, and , prices are still without much variation, h .Wheats for shipment are gradually being -moved off, and several vessels have cleared during the last month. Messrs Friodlander. Bros, are to bo credited with the largest quantity of local wheat shipped on owners,account, per their chartered vea’°iew| 'thik season; and. we hope their spirited enterprise will be well rewarded. Jir Afatf ! quantity of grain remains in store hero, and small lots arc being delivered as the weather permits. The railway has ’’’iitoSped” with the grain traffic very successfully, and we hear of very little complaints made, so far as Ashburton and county are concerned. Oats are ready of sale, and prices remain firm at previous quotations. Barley, for malting purposes, is in demand, but only best samples are saleable at 4s to 4s 6cl. Potatoes are being delivered in quantities, and prices are slightly firmer in consequence of an increased demand for shipment. “‘ “ Messrs John Shaw and Sons, of 37, Mark (l Laoe; London, K.C., report, through their •‘agent (Mr Leonard W. Blake, of Christchurch) that , .the market during the fortnight ending March 23rd, was extremely brisk for every description of farm seeds, and o wing to extraor- , idiwary lightness of stocks, pricas all round were . Isrettinairitained, and in some cases an ad- , .vance had been established. English red was .spot coming so freely to market, whilst Ameri- “ can, although the supplies were well kept up, -held its own in values, more particularly fine 5 Canadian, which was much sought after. In ‘ alsyke and white clover, a slight upward movement was preceptible, and trefoil must be ;;quoted fully 2s per cwt. dearer. Full rates realised for both perennial and Italian rye grasses, Sanfoin continued scarce and dear. The business passing in bird seeds was meagre. The.Boatd of Trade returns for January, give the imports of clovers and grass seeds as 47,588 cwt., against 29,893 cwt. for January, 1881, and 41,727 cwt for January, 1880.

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 629, 6 May 1882

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 629, 6 May 1882

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