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Tbe following is tho Corn Exchange report for the week ending Friday, February BtH, 1889 :— The weather continues favorable fo' harvest oparatlons, consequently builnete In town is particularly quiet. Transactions during the week have been few and almost cor fined to sales of barley Cable advices from Home are of a discouraging nature to shippers, and v»lue* here for whsat have further receded Australian markets have a downward tendency m all kinds of prodnoo wbich m difficult to acc^oot for afer the reoen' reports of tho severe droughts which these colonies have experienced ; as an Instance but er at the cloaa of last month ruled lower than it has done for a considerable time past, A good few charters bave beer nude during the past few days for both London and Australia, and as there are still others on offer we may expeot to see sufficient for our requirements for the next $w mon»h?. Oats— Sellers bave been obeoked on account of buyers deoltnlng to add to their stooks at tbe values ruling last wceV ; t' «d>y the prices obtainable are 2j 3 1 to 2« 4d fir stout short feed, and 2i to 23 2d for long and Inferior grades. Wheat- -Sevoral lines of old have boen on offer at 3s 6d to 3i 8 1, but buyers do not feel InoHned to operate, no doubt expecting to get tha new crop at a redaotlon on these prhes. Ohlokwheat has had a fair enquiry at 3) for whole, and 2) 6d to 2s 91 for broken. Barley— Samples are being freely offered, and prices are now partly settled at 3s 9d to 4s for prime samples, and 3» to 3s 61 for Indifferent malting, the quality so fir has not been of the best, although the thrashing shows more carp than was taken last year. Peas and Bbans— New samples of PrussUn blues have been offered at 3 « 3d with business eventuating ; beans are not offering. Grafs ssxd— A few lines of farmers paroels huve been plaoed at 2s to 2s 9). Holders are asking 3s 6d to 3s 9d for prime mtobine- dressed. Cook*foot, according to sample, Is quoted at 2sd to 3% tbe latter price Is for prime heavy 16! b seed. Dairy Produce has nothing further beyond tbat cheese has rather a weaker tendency owing to large quantities being on offerThe above prices are those paid to farmers for delivery f.0.b., Lyttelton,

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CORN EXCHANGE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2058, 8 February 1889

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CORN EXCHANGE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2058, 8 February 1889