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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET

Chhistchuroh, October 24 There vn.s * fall attendance wtti g:nnd weather at the market to-duy Cattle : There waa a larger entry than there waa demand for, and therefore a sluggish Bale, Good beef would be worth about 18a to 19a, and inferior mach lower. S ore cattle ; better pt ices wero realised o mp&rntively itnn wore obtained for fat, some 3 years old steers fetohing aa high aa £5 7s 6d. Sheep : There was about the netnl supply of sheep we have been ecouatomed o for some weeks* Prime fat sheep m the yards were comparatively few and fetohed, although the market for them was certainly easier, about the same sb last week. Seobnd rate sheep were not m great demand and suff jted a marked drop, bat shorn sheep, especially if at all good, maintained previous rates. Prime mutton In the wool may therefore be quoted at 3d per lb, with lower quotations of oourse for other qualities. Store sheep : quite a largo number of store sheep were penned and fetched good prices ; crossbred hoggets at 8a 9d to lla 4d ; crossbred ewaa with lambs to 14* 3d ; purebred southdown ewes and lambs at 20a per couple. Fat lambs : The entry to-day of fat lambs was tho largest of the season. Lines of fat lambs sold at from 5a to 9 6d per head. Pigs : A fair entry and a good demand. Best pork waa worth 3£d per lb.

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1979, 25 October 1888

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1979, 25 October 1888

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