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Messrs Matson, Cox and Co. report as follows: —At Tinwald, on Tuesday last, we held our usual fortnightly sale of five stock, etc., for the Ashburton district. There was a large num'her of farmers present, and long before the hour of sale the sheep and cattle yards were filled. By auction the sheep were mostly passed in, owners not beingagreeable to accept the prices offered ; but we succeeded in cle ir--sng all our entry of about 6,000 during the afternoon. The cattle sale was simply a fiasco, as, although there was a large audience, those prepared to do business weie very few, the result being that very little business was done.

The following is the Corn Exchange repoit for the week ending Friday evening, the 7th inst.:—There is no change to report in the state of the market, values in nearly all lines of produce being unaltered, the past week being but a repetition of the foregoing. Wheat : Good milling quality, in shipping lines, is worth from 4s tod to $s per bushel, f.0.b.; second quality, 4 s 3 { l to 4 s 6-1 > chickwheat, 3 s 3d to 4s per bushel.—Oats : The market is hardly so firm. There appears to be a disinclination on the part of the buyers to increase their stocks, at the same time orders from outside would not be executed, except at full rates. Milling sorts may be quoted at from 3s 3d to 3s 4d per bushel; feed samples, 3s id to 3 s seed, 3s gd to 3s rod per bushel. —Barley: Prime malting samples are still in good demand at from 4s 6d to 4s yd per bushel; feed quality 3s 3d to 3s 6d per bushel.—Beans and Peas : The former are worth from 4s 3d to 4s 4d per bushel, f.o.b. ; the latter from 3s qd to 5s per bushel.—Grass Seed.—A few enquiries are being made, which will eventually lead to business; meantime, however, little or no active business is being done. Nominal quotations, 5s to 5s 6d per bushel for first class samples. —Potatoes : Little or no business is being transacted. Nominal quotations, 33 s 37s 6d per ton at country stations within ten miles of Christchurch —Cheese and Butter : The former is worth to yd ; the latter is id to to is 2d per lb.

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 682, 7 July 1882

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 682, 7 July 1882