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i ♦ Ghbistohuboh, January SO. The tttendanoH to-day was very limited, owing, doubtless, to Increased activity m harvesting operation!. The entry of stook nu moon similar to that of last week. Fat Bhzbf.— About 4000 were yarded, and (ha aale Indicated spirited competition at first, bat prioea deolined lomewbat darlug the remainder of theeale, eipeolally for Inferior Knee. Some good quality oroiabred wether mntton went as far bb 1 jl, bat for butohurs' me only. Ewe and merino mntton showed a falling off of about It per head, after thli olaes bad been disposed of, while several lines were withdrawn from public sale, as the owners appeared dissatisfied at the price not I keeping op. There was no business doing In freesnrs, It being understood that the works are folly employed for the present. Lambs —There was a moderate supply of good lambs, which sold at fair rates, prloes varying from 6i 6d to 9i 6(3, aooord* ing to quality. The demand was active aud evtry line sold . Stobb Shebp.— Only a couple of small lines were submitted and they formed no eriterlon as to values : Fax Oattlh,— Owing to the hot weather lately, the demand for beef has fallen oti very considerably. Several lines of good steers were withdrawn from the sale. Butchers' demands were very slight, and they were able to avail themselves of the low state of the market, as they supplied themselves with some prime quality at prices ranging from IBs to 17s per lOOIbs. _ fcTOBB Qattlb —There was a small entry of stores, whfob, with the exception of young stock, were rather doll of sale. For yoaog cattle of blther sex there was koen competition and the sale was brisk. Some good dairy oows sold at prloes equal to last week's quotations, £2 17 1 6d to £6. SpriDgers, £4 to £5 15s. Calves — A small entry of good vealers were sold up to 245 ; while poor calves were not In demand. __PIOB — Avery JLmltoiLmju&fttjmefc: mlth rea*cly~Bal!e Onod porkers are worth fully 3£d per lb Weaners and stores were dls* poied of at very satisfactory rates.

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2051, 31 January 1889

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2051, 31 January 1889