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NEW ZEALAND MDITON. Some of the figures aupplled by Nelson Bros la their September report nn the frozou uiofit tma« p ttr a of »Q instrUOtlvO na«ure. The quantity of fnz3n mutton received during the month of July from New Zealand shows a falling off of over 10,000 owt, the figures being, 1887. 39,818; 1888, 28,642; bat the Ggures for the seven earlier months of the two years disc lose an fnoreaae of 71,027 owt for 1888. The Import of River Plate matton for a like period Is considerably Id excess this year, being equal to 50,116 owt. Compared with September 1887, the prloe of best New Zaaland mutton for the same month of 1888 shows a large advanoe, the figures standing at 2s 6d to 2a Bd, and 3s 5d to 3s 7d per atone of 81b. The report farther stales ;— " Since our last report the value of New Zealand mutton has fallen about £d per lb. The highest rate now obtainable for prlmest caroises Is sgi per lb, while average rates range slightly over 54 per lb. The arrival of the Fifeshire on the 22nd alt, followed by the Ashlelgh Brook on th» 27th, kept the market well stocked, and these have been succeeded by the lonlo and the Aorangl now unloading. The London trade, as usual daring the month of August, hss been quiet bat the country demand continued fair. The paroel of Sydney sheep ex Iberia In realising about 4f d per lb. River Plate sheep are at present very scares m London, but plentiful m Liverpool. The supply of Scotch, English and Continental matton bat been vory short, and prloes conse* quently firm General reports slate that Home supplies are likely to be limited for some time, so that the futute value of mutton will largely depend upon the extent of the shipments from the Continent New Zealand beef is la Increasing demand j bat it is very difficult to move this beef m the London market with any regularity owing to the frequent heavy fluctuations m the supply and value of Amertoan refrigerated. On the other hand, the Provincial demand is more regular and satisfactory, and if the present supply of good quality meat is continued, the trade Is likely to become very considerable. Binds of New Zealand beef are selling at from 5d to 5M per lb. and fores at , from 3|d to 4.d." NEW ZRAKAND BEEF. Under date September Bth, Messrs Nelson Bros, write as follows to the New Zealand Refrigerating Company (Limited) Dunedin, m reference to a reoent shipment of beef from tho Walmate estate and Messrs R. Campbell and Sons, Station Peak, their remarks showing that New Zealand beef is as mnoh appreciated In Britain as New Zealand mutton, and that there is a excellent market for it :— -"The beef has arrived Id first-class oondltlon, except that % few quarters, having torn bags, are a little soiled. This is not serious, however, and we are hopiDg that before long yon will be m a position to ass stronger covers. When sending the meit Into the country districts here we invariably use stout canvas oovere, as dean, fresh delivery la most important, and certainly enhances value. The * Bell ' brand is espeolally fine quality, and should sell well. We presume that the pveient prices obtained for this haef are satisfactory,—certainly as compared with what is often tie fate of American consignments It has done remarkably well. There is every reason to sxpeot that a very largo business will eventually be done m this beef, if the quality of the consignment In maintained and regular supplies sent fur* ward. Every week the provincial dt^-nfl increases ; the only difficulty a* DrßHßnt i" Hi 1 •- Ob**-™* occasionally wnea Is soaroe. Still some of »ue large London buyers are beginning to teoognise the faot that the later shipments from New Zaalaud have been well frozen and are oortalnly of good quality, and the condition more reliable than moßt Of the ADJtrtQan-kUtad meat,"

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THE FROZEN MEAT MARKET, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1977, 23 October 1888

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THE FROZEN MEAT MARKET Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1977, 23 October 1888