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- Chribiohuhoh, November 14 The Bale to-day was *aa good as coald be expected so bood after the Motropolltin Show, It was held under very unfavorable circumstances a heavy north-west wind blowlDg, which poaalbly effected the attendance Butchers' commodities were In demand, principally owing to the lapoe of a week and their wants tended to harden. We qnote prime ox beef at 18s to 19a per lOOlbu, and beßt ohorn wether mutton at 2£i to 2£d. (Stoke OAriLE.— The general ran o' prices for cowb and helferß of varle; qaalltiea and conditions, of which only i few were offered, was from £2 3s 6d t< £4 12s6d. Steers: Yearlings, ±1 7s t< £2 2a 6d ; 2 yesr olda, £2 to £3, Fat Shbep. —Owing to the marke following bo soon upon the heels of th< Metropolitan Show there waa a verj mixed supply, combining some specially good lines of Show sheep, and a com paratively email entry of ordinary batchers' requirements. The sale opened with prloea firm at last quotations, but after a few lota had been disposed oi there was a deolded improvement In tha bidding, and from that out enhanced values were obtainad. Among the Mnea sold were some Show lots, for whloh there was a good demand One of these, a line of Hampshire Downe, two-tooth, well up to 951ba, was sold for 17a. Three pens, shapely 'well shorn oroaabreda, of good weight, were bought for 14s 6J to 15). Other butchers' aheep showed a rise of about Is per head, or an average of fully 25.l per lb for prime Hoea of ehoru M-ethera, and ewes other than maiden at about 2J. There were only a few odd lines of unahorn sheep, and those were Bold relatively oheapec than the shorn ones. Store Sheep. — The entry was very small, and the quality throughout was far from good, and m consequence there wae a general depression In the market. Lamba. — The aale of lambs was oonfined to a small entry of oroaßbreda, which aold at prices ranging from 6a 61 to 9s 6d. The quality was good, and competition fafrly briak. Oalvbs sold at prloea ranging from 33, bat the majority were Inferior and were sold cheap. PiQß— The entry waa the amalleat that has been oa the carda for many montha, and there were only two pens of four eaoh whloh oould be danced as porkers. These revised from £% to £1 St, or aa average of 3Jd per »t>,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1997, 15 November 1888

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1997, 15 November 1888