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The following is the Corn Exchange raport for tho week endin? Friday, Decem 7th, 1888 :— The markets owing to advices of Sydney rains were at the bej?lnnJug of the week exceptionally qu'ot bat rroivered and spacalaticn la brisk. A largo supply of tonnvge is being pat on next week when we shrill expeot to see a very decided clearance of a'l kinds of prod ace. The news of the drooght to bund by o»b!e show that »he nins have only iieen partblly sufficient and that prod nee m some of the back district? ia almost at f»mino pric:s. L ciily we have had moat favorable weather bat a little rao-e warmth would be welcome. Reporto fiom the country districts are generally favourable especially au regards the young wheat orops. Whbat -« Several large llnps have changed hands at prices wlth-held, bu> there >■ a good demand m the opeu market at 4« 7d to 4i 8d for prime Tuioan, aud 4i 6d for m'xed parcels of prime milling ; second quality is firm at 4s Id to 4i 31 and seconds at 3s 6d to 3i 91. Oats —Owing to th«>re being so faw holders there has not been much doing Id this cereal, 3a 9d la readily given for choice parcels to oomplete orders ; second qnal ty ranges from 3a 3i to3s 6d. Babley. — The matkot is fairly well clear only a few lines of faed have been offering at 2a 91 to 3] 65. Beans and Peas — Are qaiet at 3a to 3s 6d according to samples, Grass SEED — A. few lines of farmers seed have bean taken np at 2i 64 to 2s 91 tot deoent clean seed; machine dressed however is quite lifeless for the present. Potatoks, — Sales of fmtll parcels continne at £5 10a at country stations . Dairy Fkod»cb — Butter has quiet recovered Itself and la now firm at lOd to lid. The OheeßS market is very qaiet for the time being no lines are offering and only a local trade enqalry at 5d for prime old etc. The above prices ara those pild to farmers for dollvpry f.o.b , saona extra. .

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CORN EXCHANGE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2007, 7 December 1888

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CORN EXCHANGE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2007, 7 December 1888