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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET.

x Chbistohurch, November 21 r The attendance at Addlngton Yards today was below the average, The L weather was fine. Fhare was a smaller entry of fat Bheep than usual, but the demand was good. Oattle were well x represented la all daises, bat the kale ira* . somewbat doll. I Sbekp— About 8000 fat iheep were , yarded, Including fine croßubrtd ewes and t wethers from W. R. Andrews' estate near Lake Ellesmere, and Southdowns , from 8. GaforthV and H. Chamberlain, j whtoh topped the market »t 16a. There \ were several buyers for freezing, and prioes were tally maintained. Good crossbred mutton was fully 2£i per lb, while for good freez9rs a trlfla more waa obtained, Store Sheep : Crossbred ewes and lambs fetched 8s to 14s ; merino ewes and lambs, 5s to 9a; -oroßsbred wetbera to 10a. Cattle.— There were about 70 head of good beeves. Competition was not so keen here as on the aheep aide. Good steere, about 7401b5, sold from £7 2a 6d to £7 7a 6d, or up to 19a 6d per 1001 b, and a pen of really nice steers, of smaller ■Okie, topped the market at 20a 6d. Inferior boef wag very dull of sale, abd 12s to 16a was only procurable. Store Oattle : There w«s a large entry, bat the demand w«b not aoffiolent to prevent a good few lines being withdrawn. Dairy oowb, m profit, realised from £2 10a to £4 15s. Two year old heifers and steers fetched £1 10a to £2 ; three year olds, £3 17s 6d, a line of specially good sorts fetohlng £4 Is. Calves : About 50 calves were yarded, some good ones realiglng uy to 16b and 16s, but ther ruling prices were from 6i to 16b. Really good calves were m demand. Lambs.— About 400 good sorts, besides some Inferior ones were yarded, and there was fair competition for them at prloes ranging from 6i 6d to 9a. One pen of epeolally nloe ones fetched 9s 6d. Pios-About Ptxty pigs, principally light baooners, were yarded. These wer? eagerly sought after, and found bay era a' prices ranging from 3d to 3sd per Ib, aooording.to sfoa. Some neat porkers realised a trifla above thin, and more would meet with ready sale. ■

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888

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