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! The weather was all that coald be desired, the day being fine but not hot or i dusty. The attendance wan email owing to everjoae being busy. The entry of stook w»b proportionately smalt. Fat Lav bs —Ai usual at this time of year the supply of fat limbo waa consideroble. The quality of most wai up to the aver pe. Quod lambs commanded a good price, 6s to 9i. Fat Shbep,—- About 3000 were yarded. In oopsequence of tome fresh purchasers being introduced the price was maintained. ' Beat wether mattbn realised folly If d per lb, and it depended upon the qmhty of the remainder as to the price. There were some pens of really prime half-bred wethers, which, if scything, alfghtly exceeded the abovo prloe. Stoke ?hbep. — There was a very poor entry, acd the lots call for no comment. Fat Cattle — The entry of beef w»s decidedly less than it has been for 10 me months, though the quality wbb exceptionally good In most cases. Best, m oonseqaenc, was slightly advanced m value. Some really prime sorts realised up to 18 j per 1001 b, tbojgh the general run of the market was below this. Stobb Gatths.— -Two or three good lines of young stock sold at very satisfactory price*. Borne 2-year-old steers resobed £3 12s 6d : heifers of that age up to £3 6a. Yearlings of good quality sold freely, some reaching £1 13s 6-. Pigs add Calves.— A very limited market o&ased those entered to be at a decided advantage. Store pigs .and wenners ware ia great demand and sold freely. Calves were fully up to last quotations.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2063, 14 February 1889

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ADDINGTON LIVE STOCK MARKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2063, 14 February 1889