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Chrk>tohuboh, December 5. The markot was not as well tilled this week *8 last. The entry of fat etook wub on'y very moderate, Thin ii to be accounted, for by the faot that southern lines were absent, neither sheep nor cattle having arrived by rail. The damage to the BeifaHt freezing works is responsible, for this, as owners are holding buck till operations are again oommoncod m eajneat. The attendance was, however, folly op to the average and more than nsaal attention wag given to fat and Btore sbeoD. Ths weather was lovely. Fat Oattie : The supply of beef waa tho Bmalleat that has been yarded for many months and Iha demand was equally dull, Baef, prime, waa Rubjeot to ft drop of from li to 1« 61 per f Sxokb Cattle ; The entry of otore oattie waa the beat that has b.§en \t{ the yards for some tir^e i'h.6' nale waa'brlsk. Threo-ypnr.rofd steers fo'ohed np to £4 Jls. Yearlings and two year-olds were more m demand than of late Oalvbs : There waa only a email entry of venters, but god sorts fetohed fall va'ae, some realising as maoh aq £1&«, the average being lc/J, FatShbej, : 4boqt 3soo fat sheep were yarded, of Varied quality. There hais evidently been »' ft>ar of ovordolng the supply as none were being bought direct for freezing. Plenty of fcujora were, however,. watobing tha markot carefully with a view to taking advantage, of any probablp drop, and one or two linen were withdrawn m expectation of a reaction m prices as soon is the works are started again. Ti)e anticipation of a heavy drop was not verified as the local demand kept the prices within a obodo. of former quotations, tbp dififoronoe nqt being Buffioientty nctloeahle to, warrant a roduood price being stated, Towards the cud of the sale the d ffidenqe qn the part of the boyera noticeable at the commencement wore cff. Fall valao waa secured for anything like good quality. Prime fretzars are worth 2H per lb ; ewe and merino ljd Shbep.: There was a fair entry. Two tooth orossbrod wethers fetched an average of 8s 6d : shorn owes and lambs 10». • , Fat Lambs dragged eomowhat. Pricey ranged from 6a 61 to 9s for very prime. '' Pigs : There was a small entry of pigs. The quality waa good. Priooa wero fully up to former quotations. Porkerß 3£d per )b : wzaneis nooordlug to quality. ! 1 ! ■

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2006, 6 December 1888

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2006, 6 December 1888