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COMMERCIAL.

Ashburton Guardian Office, Monday afternoon. Mr T. Bullock reports for the week ending November nth-.—Horse Market: At the Bazaar, Burnett street, on Saturday, there was a large entry of horses, viz., 63, most of which were of a much better description than what has been offering lately, and more than a usual number of heavy draught and medium horses, suitable for farm work. The demand experienced for this class of stock was less to-day than during the last month, probably on account of the holidays. Although there was a good attendance of country and other settlers i a the biddings were not so keen as at previous sales. For superior saddle and light harness, horses there were a few buyers, and several " changed hands at satisfactory prices. Out of the total number entered, viz. 63, I sold 15 at the following prices :—Medium draught, good useful farm horses, Ll 7 10s to Ll 9 10s ; for heavy and superior draught there appeared to be no buyers ; light medium, Lio to Lli 10s; light harness horses, L 8 10s to L 9 15s ; hacks, L 6 15s to Lio ; colts, I 4 10s to L$ 10s. Spring trap, L 8; horse trap and harness, Ll 9. Mr Alfred Harrison reports his weekly sale as follows ;—Saturday, Nov. 11.— Horse mar- • ket dull. Cows in profit and in calf sold well. Pigs were very numerous, every pen being cleared at fair prices. A mob of about 20 calves sold well. Fowls, 2s to 2s qd per pair; ducks, 4s to 5s 4d a pair ; turkeys, I2s to 20s per pair; geese, 7s fid per pair. Implements dull. Produce : B.D. potatoes, Lsto L 7 per ton ; barley, 3s 6d per bushel; chickwbeat, 3s to 3s fid per bushel; oats, 3s 3d; cheese, yd per lb; bacon, 4d; ham, 5d per lb; beef, 2}ii Eer lb. Harness, furniture and effects, in irge quantity, sold fairly well The attendance was good, but bidding all round was very hard, money being extremely tight. The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Limited, have received a produce telegram dated London, November 7th, 1882, which runs as follows :—Wool: Market unchanged.—Wheat: Market dull. New Zealand is worth 43s per 49filbs. —Tallow :Is dull of sale. Mutton is worth 44s fid, and beef 43s per cwt

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 791, 13 November 1882

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 791, 13 November 1882

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